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Mallon, Melissa – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
The Internet Resources column is designed to be a clearinghouse for free, online websites or apps; each column focuses on a theme relevant to current issues and trends in academic libraries and features resources selected to make the lives of public services librarians easier. While academic library budget woes may not be quite as drastic as they…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Grants, Librarians, Library Services
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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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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
In the age of self-checkout machines and entire television networks devoted to do-it-yourself home improvement projects, the DIY ethic seems to be around to stay. The desire to be self-sufficient and use one's time more efficiently is hard to pass up, especially for busy academic librarians. This column is devoted to resources that not only…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Resources, Library Services, Web Sites
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Daigle, Ben – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Public services librarians are often in the position of training patrons how to use technology. They adopt new technologies such as discovery layers, link resolvers, subject guides, virtual reference services, OPACs, content management systems, and institutional repositories to provide access to materials and facilitate collaboration, but…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Services, Library Instruction, Ethnography
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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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Tomeo, Megan L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Alden Library began redesigning its website over a year ago. Throughout the redesign process the students, faculty, and staff that make up the user base were added to the conversation by utilizing several usability test methods. This article focuses on the usability testing conducted at Alden Library and delves into future usability testing, which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Usability, College Students
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Bodnar, Jonathan; Doshi, Ameet – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Reflecting on the library literature on Facebook, our experience using Facebook and other social networking sites professionally, and our discussions with librarians about these tools, we question the use of social networking sites in academic libraries and note opportunities for discussion and research. Ultimately, we encourage librarians and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Social Networks, Web Sites, Journal Articles
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Kendrick, Kaetrena Davis – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
The core duties of the reference librarian inherently mandate that the work environment is not unlike a kaleidoscope: Students and faculty revolve within and around the library, and reference and public services workers do the same; every move temporarily redesigning the library, its collections, and even its very role on campus into something…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Reference Services, Library Services, Web Sites
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Knox, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Support for intellectual freedom, a concept codified in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, is one of the core tenets of modern librarianship. According to the most recent interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, academic librarians are encouraged to incorporate the principles of intellectual freedom…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Ethics
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Tumbleson, Beth E.; Burke, John J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Information literacy instruction is provided in five formats: reference, one-shot sessions, credit courses, library Web sites, and embedded librarians. Each method offers distinct merits as well as limitations. Much can be gained by considering the swirl or interplay of all five and how working with one approach informs the others and results in a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Information Literacy
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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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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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