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Rutledge, Lorelei; LeMire, Sarah – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
As more students, faculty, and staff from traditionally underrepresented groups enter universities and colleges, academic libraries must find ways to reach out to these groups in order to better meet their unique educational needs. In this article, librarians from two large public universities describe how they used data about their communities to…
Descriptors: Demography, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries, Minority Group Students
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Sobel, Karen; Drewry, Josiah – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
Detailed succession planning helps libraries pass information from one employee to the next. This is crucial in preparing for hiring, turnover, retirements, training of graduate teaching assistants in academic libraries, and other common situations. The authors of this article discuss succession planning for instruction programs in academic…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Administrative Change, Academic Libraries, Change Strategies
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Kennedy, Sean P. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Today's electronic information landscape is growing exponentially with no signs of slowing. This poses a significant challenge for academic libraries. Librarians must continually learn and adapt to harness this explosion of resources. To fulfill their claim as the leaders in the information field they must be effective in providing access and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Online Catalogs
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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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Weiner, Sharon A.; Jackman, Lana W.; Prause, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
This article describes a project designed to raise the awareness of policymakers about the importance of information literacy to achieve societal goals. Issues benefit from the governmental support, prioritization, mandates, and funding that can result when there is policy behind them. Studies indicate that many people lack the ability to draw on…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Information Literacy, State Policy, Consciousness Raising
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Margino, Megan – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The Future Voices in Public Services column is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell of their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Science Education
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Riehle, Catherine Fraser – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Ability to evaluate information is a critical component of information literacy. This article provides strategies for engaging students in learning about information evaluation in the contexts of the scientific publication cycle and communication in the digital age. Also included are recent findings regarding undergraduate student research…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hagman, Jessica – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Twitter is a microblogging site, one where users send out messages of no more than 140 characters. The messages, known as tweets, can be seen by anyone who follows the account. Twitter is free, but free as in kittens, not as in pizza. To use it effectively, it will take time to learn the language and develop content. When used effectively, Twitter…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Services
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Penner, Katherine – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
As 21st century librarians, we have made apt adjustments for reaching out into the digital world, but we need to consider the students who still use library services within our walls. We can use available handheld, mobile technologies to help patrons too shy to approach the desk and free library staff to bring reference service directly to patrons.
Descriptors: Reference Services, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Development
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Bottorff, Tim – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Wise and careful selection of materials remains among the most important and enduring duties of the librarian--and also among the most difficult. The author has found this to be especially true in a specialized-subject library, where traditional collection development methods do not always yield good results. While collection development practices…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Library Materials, Library Development
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Hernandez, Edmee Sofia; Germain, Carol Anne, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Circulation is the library's tireless foot soldier: it serves as the front gate to the library's services and resources. This service point is where most patrons enter and leave; and experience their first and last impressions--impressions that linger. In an age when academic libraries are facing meager budgets and declining usage statistics, this…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Personnel, Student Employment
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Mahaffy, Mardi – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Encouraging pleasure reading is not traditionally seen as the role of academic libraries. Those students who take time for reading, however, are better poised to succeed in college. Declining rates in reading among young people are cause for alarm, and many libraries at academic institutions are developing programs to promote this pastime. This…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries, Reading Programs, Reading Strategies
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Matuozzi, Robert N. – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Though the core mission of a university library--to provide essential support for teaching and research remains unchanged--the library cannot escape budgetary constraints. It has to compete for resources with other departments and programs in the university. Times are hard, with some states currently reporting unprecedented budget deficits with…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Caravello, Patti Schifter – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
Graduate and professional school students face a variety of academic integrity issues and are sometimes academically dishonest. The author surveys the literature of the last decade on graduate student academic integrity, including plagiarism, cheating, falsification, and authorship conflicts, focusing on empirical studies in multiple disciplines,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Integrity, Information Literacy, Literature Reviews
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Harrington, Sara – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
This article explores how online pathfinders can best meet the information needs of graduate students and foster advanced research. The article reviews the literature on pathfinders, including the historic characteristics of print pathfinders, and the recommendations that have emerged for online pathfinder content. The article explores the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Information Needs, Art History, Internet
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