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Mattke, Ryan – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
The decision for libraries to make print collections available in a digital format has already been made. The question is how to go digital in a way that is practical (e.g., considering funding, staff time) and useful for patrons (both local and remote). Though creating digital versions of paper maps has been standard practice for a decade or more…
Descriptors: Maps, Special Libraries, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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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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Merrill, Alex – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
This article discusses possible future directions for academic libraries in the post Web/Library 2.0 world. These possible directions include areas such as data literacy, linked data sets, and opportunities for libraries in support of digital humanities. The author provides a brief sketch of the background information regarding the topics and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Library Services, Data
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Dunaway, Michelle – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
The impact of Web 2.0 upon culture, education, and knowledge is obfuscated by the pervasiveness of Web 2.0 applications and technologies. Web 2.0 is commonly conceptualized in terms of the tools that it makes possible, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia. In the context of information literacy instruction, Web 2.0 is frequently conceptualized…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Internet, Library Instruction, Critical Thinking
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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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Miller, Robin E. – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Communities of practice offer reference librarians a conceptual model through which to develop and maintain general and subject specific knowledge. Reference librarians acquire general and subject-specific knowledge in many ways, sometimes independently and sometimes collaboratively. Applying the concept of the "community of practice" to reference…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Reference Services, Librarians, Concept Teaching
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Penner, Katherine – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
As 21st century librarians, we have made apt adjustments for reaching out into the digital world, but we need to consider the students who still use library services within our walls. We can use available handheld, mobile technologies to help patrons too shy to approach the desk and free library staff to bring reference service directly to patrons.
Descriptors: Reference Services, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Development
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Dempsey, Megan – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
The growing trends of tiered reference, roving librarians, and virtual reference offer academic libraries several options for providing the most effective reference service. Increased enrollment at community colleges has prompted a reconsideration of how librarians can balance reference, teaching, and faculty responsibilities. This article…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Librarians
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Townsend, Whitney – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Medical and health sciences libraries have incorporated the elements of evidence-based practice (EBP) into their reference services, instruction, and online resource development for years. While EBP focuses on the use of medical and health sciences literature in the clinical environment (i.e., making decisions about how to treat a particular…
Descriptors: Evidence, Medical Education, Medical Libraries, Information Literacy
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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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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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Todorinova, Lily; Huse, Andy; Lewis, Barbara; Torrence, Matt – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Declining reference statistics, diminishing human resources, and the desire to be more proactive and embedded in academic departments, prompted the University of South Florida Library to create a taskforce for re-envisioning reference services. The taskforce was charged with examining the staffing patterns at the desk and developing…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reference Services, Library Services, Decision Making
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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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Henry, Jo – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Reference transactions in academic libraries have been on the decline since mid-1990. The Academic Library Survey from the National Center for Education Statistics shows an average drop of 25% in reference use from 1996-2004 with higher numbers at some institutions such as the University of Maryland which plummeted 47% (Martell, 2008). The…
Descriptors: Marketing, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Reference Materials
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Kane, Danielle; Schneidewind, Jeff – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
As part of a focused, methodical, and evaluative approach to emerging technologies, QR codes are one of many new technologies being used by the UC Irvine Libraries. QR codes provide simple connections between print and virtual resources. In summer 2010, a small task force began to investigate how QR codes could be used to provide information and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Coding
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