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Loos, Amber T. – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This article describes a digital wellness workshop that was developed for university students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The library workshop series explores the physical and psychological issues that can arise from overuse of digital technologies, especially related to academic performance in college students. Workshop…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Information Literacy, Wellness
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Boyce, Crystal M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Secret shopping is a form of unobtrusive evaluation that can be accomplished with minimal effort, but still produce rich results. With as few as 11 shoppers, the author was able to identify trends in user satisfaction with services provided across two entry-level desks at Illinois Wesleyan University's The Ames Library. The focus of this secret…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Research, Action Research
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Rybin, Amanda – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
As one might expect, visual literacy has particular necessity for the librarian who, like this author, works in a Visual Resources Center (VRC). Recently the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) published its updated "Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education." These standards succinctly introduce visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Academic Libraries, Special Libraries
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Logan, Firouzeh – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
This article describes a case study that best illustrates the value of student workers in university libraries, focusing particularly on how this kind of creative endeavor benefits everyone involved--the library, the students, the faculty, and at the end of the project: the university community. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Research Libraries, College Libraries, Student Employment, Partnerships in Education
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Rudasill, Lynne Marie – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The concept of the embedded librarian takes subject specialization to another plane. The article that follows discusses the embedded librarian as an evolutionary product and speculates on the reasons driving the change from the library to the department or center for the delivery of information services. Four drivers for change are explored with…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Specialists, Outreach Programs
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Avery, Susan; Hahn, Jim; Zilic, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
Given the many changes in our students and their study and research practices, libraries are finding it necessary to seek new ways to reach these students. The Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a new model to do so. Librarian's Office Hours are a hybrid of reference and instructional services that…
Descriptors: College Students, Research Papers (Students), Study Habits, Educational Change
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Searing, Susan E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
Information literacy instruction is integrated into the distance education program in library and information science (LEEP) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This article describes the LEEP program and the library services provided to its students. Published research on LEEP and related topics in librarianship is reviewed.…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Distance Education, Information Literacy, Learning Experience
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Heinzman, Mary; Weaver, David – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
During the 2001-2002 academic year, Augustana College Library (Rock Island, IL) and St. Ambrose University Library (Davenport, IA) began a unique joint venture of peer observation between the reference staff members of the two libraries. Librarians from each college took turns visiting the other library and conducting peer observations of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, College Libraries, Reference Services, Peer Evaluation