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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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Loos, Amber T. – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
This article describes a digital wellness workshop that was developed for university students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The library workshop series explores the physical and psychological issues that can arise from overuse of digital technologies, especially related to academic performance in college students. Workshop…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Information Literacy, Wellness
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Arrieta, Diane; Brunnick, Barbara; Plocharczyk, Leah – Public Services Quarterly, 2015
As academic libraries struggle to remain relevant when technological advancements and electronic resources threaten to make them obsolete, libraries are learning to re-invent themselves by molding and adapting staff skills to cultivate innovative outreach programs. The Science Outreach Committee of the John D. MacArthur Campus library at Florida…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Academic Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation
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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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Eklof, Ashley – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Information anxiety is a serious issue that has the potential to hinder the success of a large percentage of the population in both education and professional settings. It has become more prevalent as societies begin to focus more on the value of technology, multitasking, and instant information access. The majority of the population has felt, to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Frederiksen, Linda – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Proponents of Open Educational Resources (OER) point to numerous ways that a new approach to thinking about teaching and learning can break down barriers, making education accessible, available, and affordable to all. Digitized educational material that can be used, reused, translated, customized, and shared by faculty, students, and researchers…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Library Role, Electronic Publishing, Literature Reviews
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Okamoto, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Open access textbooks (OATs) and educational resources (OERs) are being lauded as a viable alternative to costly print textbooks. Some academic libraries are joining the OER movement by creating guides to open repositories. Others are promoting OATs and OERs, reviewing them, and even helping to create them. This article analyzes how academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Open Source Technology, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Publication
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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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Clarke, Janet H. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
This case study will describe how the Stony Brook University Libraries instruction program partnered with another student support service (student computing office) to nurture a relationship with the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) over several years to provide their students with the library research and computer skills needed to succeed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Research Libraries, Educational Opportunities, Distance Education
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Mahraj, Katy – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
It is a truth not yet universally acknowledged that a venture based on information must be in want of a librarian. Librarians offer expertise in organizing and managing information, clarifying and supporting people's information needs, and enhancing people's information literacy skills. There are innumerable endeavors today in education, health,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Literacy, Online Courses
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Brinkman, Stacy N.; Hartsell-Gundy, Arianne A. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
This paper outlines the case studies of two librarians who work closely with graduate students in fine arts programs. Realizing that graduate students can often experience a unique form of research anxiety, both librarians collaborated with faculty to embed themselves into the research methods courses of their programs. Both librarians found that…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Fine Arts, Research Methodology
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Bartnik, Linda; Farmer, Katherine; Ireland, Ashley; Murray, Lilia; Robinson, Julie – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Embedded librarians are attempting assimilation into a new pedagogical collective outside the library, often with a mission to improve the quality of service to that collective. But like the Borg, embedded librarians may not be achieving the results they envision. This article documents the varied experiences of five reference librarians at Murray…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Reference Services, Library Development
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McMillen, Paula; Fabbi, Jennifer – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Embedded librarianship is a relatively new term but is a fairly well-established stance in academic librarianship. While the terminology has certainly spawned new activities and vigorous new channels of communication, few are talking about the strategies for expanding and enhancing the position of the librarian and libraries organizationally once…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Case Studies
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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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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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