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Dodge, Heather – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The ability to navigate the vast ocean of available information and perform reference services in digital environments is an essential component of the job for most of today's reference librarians, especially those working in academic libraries. Reference librarians face a challenge: they must be highly skilled at searching for, locating, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Information Science Education, Librarians
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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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Tabaei, Sara; Schaffer, Yitzchak; McMurray, Gregory; Simon, Bashe – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
This case study shares the experience of building an in-house faculty publications database that was spearheaded by the Touro College and University System library in 2010. The project began with the intention of contributing to the college by collecting the research accomplishments of our faculty and staff, thereby also increasing library…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Role, Database Management Systems
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Kenefick, Colleen M.; Werner, Susan E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
On the Stony Brook University campus, there is literally a highway that divides the general academic side of the campus from the health sciences and hospital side. For more than 40 years, the Health Sciences Library and the University Libraries had been administered separately with different directors, budgets, staff, and organizational cultures.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Medical Libraries, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Newton, Daniel – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
College students have a tendency to become stressed from both their schoolwork and their personal lives. As the end of a semester approaches, the stress levels begin to rise for everyone. The procrastinators, the planners, and even those ahead in their work become tenser even with small problems, such as slow printers or an unavailable book needed…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, State Universities, Stress Management
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Muir, Gordon; Heller-Ross, Holly – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Embedded librarians, connected with students and faculty inside the classroom, lab and studio, have new opportunities for preparing students for research and for collaborating with faculty on course-integrated information literacy, research assignment design, teaching, assignment interpretation, and timely student assistance. What makes embedded…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries
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Hollister, Christopher V. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The world civilizations course is an increasingly integral component of undergraduate curricula in the United States. History instruction literature reveals much discussion about desired learning objectives for students in the course. Given today's complex educational environment, meeting those objectives can be a challenge. Instructors'…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, World History, History Instruction, Integrated Activities
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Tremblay, Paul; Wang, Zhonghong – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The article relates how the Brooklyn Campus Library of Long Island University, despite limitations of physical distance and the varying conditions of the remote graduate campus at Westchester, makes every effort to face each challenge creatively with practical solutions for implementation. We share our findings and experiences--what worked and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Library Services, Library Instruction, Library Materials
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Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
Determining the best methods of assessment for a library instruction program in a large research university can be a challenging task. Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University Library has pilot-tested three methods of formative and summative assessment for its library instruction program--attitudinal, outcomes-based, and gap-measure--and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods
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Pinckney, Jean; And Others – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Discusses the issues facing New York State public libraries regarding preservation of materials. Highlights include a review of related literature to examine the history, preservation methods, control of the library environment, education and training, organization, and government involvement; and results of a questionnaire that surveyed directors…
Descriptors: Government Role, Library Administration, Library Directors, Library Education