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Gerstein, Christine Wondolowski – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Outlines activities that collection development librarians can undertake to involve faculty in the development of the academic library collection. Topics include liaison activities with academic departments, public relations activities, and campus involvement to act as vocal advocates for the library. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Advocacy, Departments, Higher Education
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Cooper, Linda – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1997
Discusses the problems encountered by elementary school children in retrieving information from a library catalog, either the traditional card catalog or an OPAC (online public access catalog). An alternative system of classification using colors and symbols is described that was developed in the Common School (Amherst, Massachusetts). (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Classification, Elementary Education, Information Retrieval, Learning Resources Centers
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Silkes, Sandi R. – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1997
Presents a cognitive model that provides a user-centered perspective of the information retrieval process and confirms the problematic nature of online library catalogs for children. Related research is reviewed, and it is concluded that developing children's thinking skills will help them search for information. (71 references) (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Information Retrieval, Learning Resources Centers, Library Catalogs
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Tjoumas, Renee – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Describes the planning, organization, and implementation of a reference workshop offered as a continuing education option for reference librarians at the Queens Borough Public Library (New York, NY). Participant evaluations are analyzed, recommendations for future learning activities are presented, and assignments and the evaluation form are…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Librarians
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Drobnicki, John A.; And Others – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
A study to explore public librarians' attitudes and opinions concerning issues of intellectual freedom, collection balance, and controversial materials focused on the availability of Holocaust-denial literature. Results indicate that librarians, regardless of outside pressures, would provide access to this material. A copy of the survey is…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Denial (Psychology), Intellectual Freedom, Librarian Attitudes
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Hupp, Stephen L. – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
A study of the use of print materials in the Capital University (Ohio) Library's Reserve Department revealed 29% of the faculty use its services for classroom instruction. Two factors that contribute to the department's heavy faculty and student use are class design and use of reserve materials in courses. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Class Organization, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Biggs, Mary – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Inconsistencies in librarians' professional identification and self-image are seen as partly responsible for the limited effectiveness of instructional programs and for the lack of a central position in the information society. Considers ramifications of faculty status; implications of the commitment to intellectual freedom; obligations implied by…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Rank (Professional), Information Technology, Intellectual Freedom
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Blake, Virgil L. P. – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Outlines common problems facing the academic library and graduate schools of library/information studies and examines the relationship between librarians and faculty. Topics include the image of academic librarians, including faculty status and research; library collections, services, and instruction; and involvement of librarians in library and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Ajibero, Matthew Idowu – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Examines the present services offered by university libraries in Nigeria, future users' expectations, the role of information technology, the type of staff needed, and the impact of computers on acquisitions, circulation, interlibrary loan, serials control, and online information retrieval. Finances, staff development, and the need for library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Quinn, Brian – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Identifies sources of technological stress for public services librarians and patrons and proposes ways to reduce stress, including communicating with staff, implementing a system gradually, providing adequate training, creating proper documentation, planning, considering ergonomics in hardware and software selection, selecting a good interface,…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Anxiety, Computer Interfaces, Computer Selection
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Pinckney, Jean; And Others – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Discusses the issues facing New York State public libraries regarding preservation of materials. Highlights include a review of related literature to examine the history, preservation methods, control of the library environment, education and training, organization, and government involvement; and results of a questionnaire that surveyed directors…
Descriptors: Government Role, Library Administration, Library Directors, Library Education
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