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Mattke, Ryan – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
The decision for libraries to make print collections available in a digital format has already been made. The question is how to go digital in a way that is practical (e.g., considering funding, staff time) and useful for patrons (both local and remote). Though creating digital versions of paper maps has been standard practice for a decade or more…
Descriptors: Maps, Special Libraries, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Olivares, Olivia – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
How does an academic librarian become embedded in a department or college that is reluctant to accept reference, research or instruction services from the library? In such cases, the would-be embedded librarian may have to settle for "partial" embedding, offering some services where possible and tactfully abstaining from offering others…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Partnerships in Education
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Nault, Andre J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Veterinary medical libraries and librarians are unique. There are now 33 veterinary colleges in North America, and in accordance with American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation, each has a library managed by an accredited librarian. Colleges with veterinary programs often maintain specialized branch libraries to support the degree,…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Professional Associations, Librarians
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Aho, Melissa K.; Beschnett, Anne M.; Reimer, Emily Y. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Student workers have always been a traditional and valuable component to the smooth running of many academic health sciences libraries. However, in recent years many libraries have redefined student workers' roles to extend beyond their traditional scope due to a range of factors, such as loss of staff and budget cutbacks. The Bio-Medical Library…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Student Employment, College Students, Academic Libraries