The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings

1st Edition

Julie A. Garrison

Published February 22, 2007
Reference - 618 Pages
ISBN 9780789034779 - CAT# HW15038


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An essential tool for digital services for every campus library

The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Proceedings is a selection of superb presentations from the twelfth annual conference on library services held in Savannah, Georgia in April 2006. Respected experts tackle the latest issues in library services, distance learning, and administration, focusing on theory, best practices, and practical digital applications using the most current research available at the time of the conference. Case studies provide a clear view of the challenges present in various types of campus libraries, and practical strategies are offered to more fully utilize electronic resources in the future.

This comprehensive collection provides valuable advice on copyright issues, evaluating library services Web sites, best practices for distance learning instruction, Weblogs in instruction, collaborative efforts, and many other of the latest issues. Practical ideas consider budget and knowledge constraints, emphasizing strategies using the latest digital software. The future of electronic services in campus libraries is considered in detail. The book also contains workshop and poster abstracts, including full papers when provided by the author. The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Proceedings contains several helpful tables and appendixes to clearly illustrate surveys and data results. Each chapter is carefully referenced.

Topics in The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Proceedings include:
  • providing education on the key differences between copyright and plagiarism
  • results of a survey from users to determine usefulness of content and services offered in an electronic environment
  • findings of a survey on the form and function models within regional campus librarians
  • comparison between (ARL/ACRL) SPEC Kit data and a selection of current library literature
  • survey results on the professional development needs of distance librarians
  • the use of blogs as a supplement to face-to-face instruction and as outreach
  • the role of e-mail reference in electronic services
  • virtual (real-time chat) reference collaborations
  • recommendations for modifications to the process of adapting and testing an analytic rubric used with graduate literature reviews
  • case study in statewide cooperation in the delivery of library services
  • much, much more!

The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Proceedings is an invaluable resource that explores present and future digital library services challenges for campus librarians of all types everywhere.

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