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Griffin, Melanie; Schmidt, LeEtta – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This article explores the implementation of special collections interlibrary loan policies and procedures at the University of South Florida (USF), focusing particularly on the development of policies related to physically loaning published materials, and traces the development of these policies through a pilot project to routinized…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Library Policy, Pilot Projects
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Arrieta, Diane; Brunnick, Barbara; Plocharczyk, Leah – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
As academic libraries struggle to remain relevant when technological advancements and electronic resources threaten to make them obsolete, libraries are learning to re-invent themselves by molding and adapting staff skills to cultivate innovative outreach programs. The Science Outreach Committee of the John D. MacArthur Campus library at Florida…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Academic Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Silver, Isabel – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
The Authors@UF program series emerged to showcase the scholarship and creativity of faculty, creating an intellectual forum within the academic library, and providing informal, extra-curriculum, academic engagement between students and faculty outside the classroom. This article identifies steps to launch an author program, and considerations in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Authors
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Todorinova, Lily; Huse, Andy; Lewis, Barbara; Torrence, Matt – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Declining reference statistics, diminishing human resources, and the desire to be more proactive and embedded in academic departments, prompted the University of South Florida Library to create a taskforce for re-envisioning reference services. The taskforce was charged with examining the staffing patterns at the desk and developing…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reference Services, Library Services, Decision Making
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Demeter, Michelle – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
In March 2010, the first floor of the main library at The Florida State University was renovated as a learning commons. With this change in design, all tutoring that existed throughout the library was moved into the commons. The crown jewel of these programs is the library's in-house, late-night peer tutoring program that has seen incredible…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Edwards, Mary; Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The increase in online programs has been accompanied by the need for library instruction and support for online students. Students enrolled in off-campus programs have to be able to successfully access and use digital library resources to complete course requirements. An embedded librarian project in an online graduate educational technology…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Librarians, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries
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Covone, Nicole; Lamm, Mia – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
As learners and information users are changing, so must library services. Meeting user needs and expectations is a priority within the academic library experience. Embracing a proactive approach to library service is necessary in order to be successful and relevant in the academic environment. Breaking out of the stereotypical librarian mold, this…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Outreach Programs
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Montgomery, Susan E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
College students today are spending more time online accessing information and connecting with each other. Libraries and librarians have made changes in their collections and services so as to be easily available and accessible in the online world. Embedding a librarian in a course enhances student learning by connecting students with reliable…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Outreach Programs
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Goda, Donna; Bishop, Corinne – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The more than 4,000 "chats" received by the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Ask-A-Librarian digital reference service are the subject of this practitioner-based, descriptive case study. Question content from chats received during four semesters between January 2005 and May 2006 are categorized and plotted, by semester, to show the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The topic of virtual reference has been a popular one in the past year, and this column highlights a range of those articles. Included are overviews of the topic, articles addressing specific technological solutions and concerns, and pieces that explore the intricacies of delivering and assessing a "traditional" service through a…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Reference Services, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Beile, Penny M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
University of Central Florida faculty and administrators recently endorsed a library-initiated proposal to integrate information fluency across the curriculum. The information fluency proposal was drafted in response to a university-wide call for proposals for a quality enhancement plan, which is a requirement for reaffirmation by the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Information Literacy, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
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Cataldo, Tara Tobin; Freund, LeiLani; Ocha, Marilyn N.; Salcedo, Marina – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
The University of Florida Libraries took the opportunity of remodeling its Humanities and Social Sciences library to conceptualize the design of an info commons area for the new building. An Info Commons Concept Team was formed and charged with this task. The team used site visits, surveys, focus groups, and interviews to determine the needs of…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Social Sciences, Humanities, Library Development