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Germain, Carol Anne, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Many professional library associations and affiliates "strongly encourage" the marketing of libraries and their wares. These organizations present awards, certificates, and monetary enticements to honor outstanding marketing programs. For most individuals or teams who are already working on and implementing marketing programs, the added effort of…
Descriptors: Library Services, Outreach Programs, Program Effectiveness, Institutional Advancement
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Friedman, Lia – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
While podcasting initiatives may have come and gone in many libraries, it remains a powerful and accessible way to leverage emerging technology to make personal as well as practical connections with users. In this article, the author briefly discusses best practices in podcasting informed by her experience in public radio, which gives her a unique…
Descriptors: Librarians, Best Practices, Video Technology, Information Technology
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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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Matthews, J. Greg – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
It is easy to lament the shortcomings of traditional online public access catalogs (OPACs) in the Google Age. Users cannot, for example, usually input a snippet of a long-forgotten pop song's chorus into an online library catalog and almost instantly retrieve a relevant result along with hundreds of other options. On the other hand, should OPACs…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Literature Reviews, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews
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Adebonojo, Leslie G.; Campbell, Kathy A.; Ellis, Mark E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
East Tennessee State University has a diverse student population of approximately 12,500 students. Recent statistics have indicated that the student body is bypassing the physical library building, including reference services, and connecting to online sources from off campus. With only six public service librarians whose duties include…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Library Services, Reference Services, Librarians
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Nutefall, Jennifer E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
In Fall 2006, a faculty member in George Washington University's University Writing 20 (UW20) program began incorporating service learning into her theme-based first-year writing course. Along with her librarian partner, they linked two research assignments to the service work of the students. An end-of-semester survey was administrated over three…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Faculty, Academic Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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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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Burris, Brigitte – 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, Faculty Publishing, Journal Articles
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Sinanan, Samantha – 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, Foreign Countries, Library Instruction
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Hankins, Rebecca; Melgoza, Pauline; Seeger, Christina; Wan, Gary – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Today's academic librarian is frequently called upon to function as a subject specialist, with or without advanced degrees in other disciplines. One method of monitoring trends within a given field is to study its literature; another is to attend conferences in the discipline. Discipline-specific conference attendance by academic librarians…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Sanders, Mark – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Offering a separate, popular reading collection can be a valuable public service in academic libraries. Popular reading is also known as leisure reading, recreational reading, and reading for pleasure. These phrases are synonyms for an interest in reading bestsellers, mysteries, romance novels, biographies, graphic novels, humor, self-help, or…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Reading Motivation, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Blummer, Barbara – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
This paper traces library instructional programs available to graduate students in academic institutions in North America from the late 1950s to the present. Three chronological perspectives provide the framework for this analysis. The first includes programs from 1958 to 1989 that offered traditional bibliographic instruction of print resources…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Printed Materials, Lifelong Learning, Information Literacy
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Xu, F. Grace – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
The social work library at USC provides a case study of an academic library's transition to an information center service model. Analysis of the collection, user community, Web 2.0 applications, and Web usage data demonstrates how the changes facilitated library services and information literacy instruction. (Contains 6 tables and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Services, Social Work
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Voeller, Stacy L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
The author's focus for this column within the large universe of the public services literature is on articles which stress what is best for the user. That may mean finding out why faculty use or do not use the physical library, considering the elimination of the reference desk, beginning or enhancing a library's virtual reference services, or…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Research, Use Studies, Academic 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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