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Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
This article describes a nearly decade-long partnership between three institutions representing school, public, and academic settings in Westchester County, New York. The program, designed to improve the academic performance of local high school students, is unique due to the extensive contact students have with academic librarians during the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, College Readiness, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Duvall, Sara; Pasque, Peter – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
An estimated 99% of the U.S. population understands that "teaching and learning 21st century skills are very important to the country's future economy", while 80% of those surveyed understand that "the things students need to learn in school today are different than they were 20 years ago". This study also showed that 88% of of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Research Skills, Career Readiness
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Kessler, Jane; Van Ullen, Mary K. – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
A review of the help files in several major databases revealed that database vendors have begun including information on citing sources, which has the potential to be very useful to students. Surprisingly, 94% of the citation examples in the databases reviewed had errors. The average number of errors per example was 4.3. The citation help appears…
Descriptors: Databases, Vendors, Librarians, Error Patterns