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Pun, Raymond; Kubo, Hiromi – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This paper explores a case study at Fresno State and how the library partners with the career center to support student success in career placement and advancement. The article will share opportunities and challenges in forming and maintaining such partnership and offer some best practices to deliver career research workshops collaboratively.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Career Development, Career Centers, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Brannen, Michelle H.; Milewski, Steven; Mack, Thura – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This case study explores services academic libraries provide to students with disabilities and the impact these can have on the success and experience of these students. The study focuses on staff training and outreach programming. The authors examine the academic library literature surrounding these topics, provide examples of programming…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Staff Development, Disabilities
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Howard, Heather – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
"Special Libraries, Special Challenges" is a column dedicated to exploring the unique public services challenges that arise in libraries that specialize in a particular subject, such as law, medicine, business, and so forth. In each column, the author will discuss public service dilemmas and opportunities that arise in special libraries.…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Career Education
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Griffin, Melanie; Schmidt, LeEtta – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This article explores the implementation of special collections interlibrary loan policies and procedures at the University of South Florida (USF), focusing particularly on the development of policies related to physically loaning published materials, and traces the development of these policies through a pilot project to routinized…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Library Policy, Pilot Projects
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
One particular topic likely on the minds of many university faculty, staff, and administrators starting a new academic year is budgets. While budget constraints are nothing new to libraries, many academic departments are starting to see more cuts in areas of faculty research and curriculum development. Academic libraries are in a prime position to…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Academic Libraries, Library Development
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McGeary, Bryan James – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
This column contains information on how students in graduate library and information science programs participate in a forum 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 state their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Partnerships in Education, Library Personnel, Academic Libraries
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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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Salem, Jamie; Fehrmann, Paul – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
With the growing population of undergraduate students on our campus and an increased focus on their success, librarians at a large midwestern university were interested in the citation management styles of this university cohort. Our university library spends considerable resources each year to maintain and promote access to the robust…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Citations (References), Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups
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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The New Media Consortium's "Horizon Report" for higher education cites games and gamification with a time-to-adoption of two to three years. The use of digital games is almost ubiquitous in social media and is swiftly gaining popularity in other industries as well. Many in higher education have embraced gamification due to its…
Descriptors: Library Services, Online Systems, Computer Games, Computer Software Reviews
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Germain, Carol Anne – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Foreign language films generate language acquisition, international cultural films help with global business interactions, medical videos teach students new medical procedures, and movies based on books encourage reading. Films can be instructional as well as FUN! Yet some of these cinematic materials receive little to no attention, not to mention…
Descriptors: Films, Library Materials, Marketing, Library Services
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
In their Top Trends of 2012, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named data curation as one of the issues to watch in academic libraries in the near future (ACRL, 2012, p. 312). Data curation can be summarized as "the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Nicholson, Heather – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
While recreational reading material was once an integral part of the academic library collection and librarians were seen as guides in reading development for students, this has not been the case in the last 50 years. Fiscal constraints have forced library professionals to make choices so that leisure reading material has not been viewed as a high…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Recreational Reading, Library Services, Reading Materials
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Haefele, Chad – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
While libraries offer next generation public services such as mobile access and e-books, these services are often neither home-grown nor sustainable. Libraries have a history of lending and services built on a simple model: they purchase an item and then provide it to the community. Unfortunately, the latest generation of services offered by…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Services, Telecommunications, Electronic Publishing
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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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Bodemer, Brett; Brown, Karen; Crowther, Jennifer – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
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 us of their visions for the profession, or to tell us of research…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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