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The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings

ISBN 9780789034779
Published February 22, 2007 by Routledge
618 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Program Advisory Board and Executive Planning Committee
  • Copyright Concerns in Online Education: What Students Need to Know (Jackie AlSaffar)
  • Helping Users Help Themselves: Evaluating the Off-Campus Library Services Web Site (Donna Bancroft and Susan Lowe)
  • The Face of Regional Campus Libraries and Librarianship (John Brandt, Linda Frederiksen, Tina Schneider, and Darby Syrkin)
  • Collaboration for Distance Information Literacy Instruction: Do Current Trends Reflect Best Practices? (Stefanie Buck, Ramona Islam, and Darby Syrkin)
  • Assessing the Professional Development Needs of Distance Librarians in Academic Libraries (Mary Cassner and Kate E. Adams)
  • Blogging It into Them: Weblogs in Information Literacy Instruction (Priscilla Coulter and Lani Draper)
  • E-mail Reference in a Distributed Learning Environment: Best Practices, User Satisfaction, and the Reference Services Continuum (Rosie Croft and Naomi Eichenlaub)
  • Getting Beyond Institutional Cultures: When Rivals Collaborate (Frances A. Devlin, Nancy J. Burich, Marcia G. Stockham, Terri Pedersen Summey, and Elizabeth C. Turtle)
  • Fostering a Community of Doctoral Learners (Rosemary Green)
  • Observations from the Field: Sharing a Literature Review Rubric (Rosemary Green and Mary Bowser)
  • Indiana’s Statewide Distance Education Library Services Task Force: Past, Present, and Future (Anne Haynes and Susan Mannan)
  • What Do Distance Education Faculty Want from the Library? (Samantha Schmehl Hines)
  • Creating an Informational CD for Distance Clinical Laboratory Science Students (Cotina Jones and Julie Dornberger)
  • Blackboard on a Shoestring: Tying Courses to Sources (Dan H. Lawrence)
  • Marketing Research Relationships to Promote Online Student Success (Linda L. Lillard)
  • The Faculty-Library Connection: An Online Workshop (Erin McCaffrey, Tina J. Parscal, and Tom Riedel)
  • Designing Library Services for the PDA (Dana McFarland and Jessica Mussell)
  • Providing Library Instruction to Distance Learning Students in the 21st Century: Meeting the Current and Changing Needs of a Diverse Community (Evadne McLean and Stephen H. Dew)
  • Library Use in the E-Learning Environment: A Profile of Penn State’s World Campus Faculty and Students (Lesley Mutinta Moyo and Ellysa Stern Cahoy)
  • Comparison of Summit Union Catalog Borrowing and Interlibrary Loan Returnables at Eastern Washington University (Doris M. Munson)
  • Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Remaining Focused on the End User When Everything Around You Appears Chaotic (Edward W. Murphy)
  • Monthly Check-Up: Using a Monthly Survey to Monitor and Assess Library and Information Services for Distance Learners (James T. Nichols)
  • Distance Learning Librarianship Research Over Time: Changes and the Core Literature (Beth A. Reiten and Jack Fritts)
  • On the Road Again: Taking Bibliographic Instruction Off-Campus (Debbi Richard)
  • WISPR (Workshop on the Information Search Process for Research) in the Library (Shauna Rutherford, K. Alix Hayden, and Paul R. Pival)
  • Demand for E-books in an Academic Library (Ellen Safley)
  • A Study on Using Rubrics and Citation Analysis to Measure the Quality of Doctoral Dissertation Reference Lists from Traditional and Nontraditional Institutions (Johanna Tuñón and Bruce Brydges)
  • Career Paths of Distance Education Librarians: A Profile of Current Practitioners Subscribed to the OFFCAMP Listserv (Allyson Washburn)
  • Firewalls, Ad-Blockers, Web Accelerators, etc.: Helping Remote Users of Electronic Resources Overcome Barriers to Access (David Bickford)
  • Copyright in the Online Course Environment (Hazel M. Davis)
  • Web Site Usability with Remote Users: Formal Usability Studies and Focus Groups (Beth C. Thomsett-Scott)
  • Experiments with Online Tools to Deli

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