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Flynn, Stephen X. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
There are universal elements to great videos and games that drive large audiences: beautiful cinematography and graphics, engaging and purposeful screenplays and storylines, unforgettable soundtracks, and a brand name that makes viewers and players want to return for more. Libraries can, and should, employ these elements in their own videos to…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Video Technology, Computer Software
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Perhaps due to a commitment to lifelong learning, librarians are often willing participants in trying new technologies or service models that may benefit their patrons. Such an opportunity presents itself with massively open online courses, or MOOCs. This educational model, which has been gaining popularity in higher education since the first MOOC…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Internet, Educational Technology
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Dunaway, Michelle – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
The impact of Web 2.0 upon culture, education, and knowledge is obfuscated by the pervasiveness of Web 2.0 applications and technologies. Web 2.0 is commonly conceptualized in terms of the tools that it makes possible, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia. In the context of information literacy instruction, Web 2.0 is frequently conceptualized…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Internet, Library Instruction, Critical Thinking
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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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Stormont, Sam – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The creation of an instant messaging (IM) service is described. The challenges encountered in developing, launching, and maintaining the project are examined and include technical support, archiving, balancing different formats, privacy, assessment, training, and the effectiveness of the IM channel. The process of choosing an aggregator and a…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication, Technical Support, Privacy
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Shonrock, Diana D.; Crull, Sue R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Close collaboration between faculty and librarians yields a seamless blend of core subject information and information seeking/evaluation skills. This article examines how collaboration and the integration of information literacy skills into an undergraduate global housing unit affects the ability of students to locate and evaluate materials for a…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Housing, Information Seeking
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Bridgewater, Rachel; Deitering, Anne-Marie; Munro, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
At the 2008 ALA Annual Conference, a wonderful Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) preconference was presented entitled "Library Instruction 2.0: Building Your Online Instruction Toolkit". The presentation was enlightening and provided numerous and valuable recommendations for Web 2.0 sites that can facilitate and enliven library…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Library Services, Library Instruction
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Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
With celebrities discussing Twitter on television talk shows, Facebook being used by people to share pictures of their grandchildren, and academic seminars being delivered in Second Life, it is hard to get through a day without being faced with some sort of social networking tool. Librarians often talk about the importance of outreach and of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Social Networks, College Libraries
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Breakstone, Elizabeth – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
This column presents an interview with Nick Baker, Reference and Web Services librarian at Williams College. Baker has produced several films for and about the library profession. In 2007, he won an InfoTubey Award for Outstanding Library YouTube Productions for his work. In this interview, Baker shares his ideas and experiences about this…
Descriptors: Librarians, Interviews, Library Instruction, Marketing
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Madray, Amrita – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
Plagiarism in media and print continues to be a major issue for professors, librarians, and students. Through initiatives and outreach from the B. Davis Memorial Library at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, plagiarism Web sites have been created and workshops and programs continually provided for faculty and students to detect,…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Librarians, College Faculty, Ethics
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
With the vastness of the Internet ever increasing, it is likely that busy, time-deprived librarians may not stumble upon valuable sites that may actually facilitate their organizational efforts and eventually save them time and energy, especially energy exerted prioritizing tasks and working in groups or other collaborative projects. This column…
Descriptors: Internet, Librarians, Organization, Web Sites
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Germain, Carol Anne – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
There is no doubt that today's student is much more savvy with using computers than the students of years gone by. This tech generation eagerly embraces the Internet, online searching, and the newer Web 2.0 technologies. This latter platform provides users with the ability to interact in a large virtual world, share/take (upload/download)…
Descriptors: Marketing, Internet, Technological Advancement, Academic Libraries
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
While not a brand new phenomenon, online social networking sites continue to be exceedingly popular and seem to be where students spend much of their time. Not only are participants blogging, texting, chatting, sharing files, gaming, and existing virtually online, they also are forming communities and new cultures and exhibiting new informational…
Descriptors: Libraries, Social Networks, Library Services, Access to Computers
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Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
This article highlights various literature covering a broad range of topics that are of interest to public services librarians, from collections and user services to one's own research and professional development. Although addressing many topics, these authors have all used or advocate for solid research methods and data analysis in their works,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Library Research, Research Methodology, Academic Libraries
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
Social networking sites cast a wide net, not only in the sheer number of sites that exist on the Internet but also in terms of their application and usefulness. The last column, in "PSQ" v.4 (3), examined sites that could assist professionals with outreach, networking, and collaboration. In this second column dedicated to social networking sites,…
Descriptors: Libraries, Social Networks, Library Services, Access to Computers
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