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Reference Interviews: Getting Things Right
Few would disagree that successful communication between librarian and patron is critical to success in the reference process. Based on Atul Gawande's book, The Checklist Manifesto, the authors indicate how a well-executed ...
Creating a safe haven for university students: How are we doing?
Too frequently and often too late, academic librarians learn of patron experiences involving problem patrons, misdemeanor criminal activity, or poorly secured areas. Regrettably, these experiences can irrevocably diminish ...
The Future of Reading: The Importance of Preserving Hybrid Collections in the Digital Age
As e-books continue to grow in popularity and usage, it appears quite possible that they will one day not just supplement but outright replace print books. A growing body of evidence, however, suggests that reading off a ...
E-Books, Soup to Nuts: Considering Workflows for Electronic Books
Many libraries have already have access to packages of electronic books, and are either considering or putting into place two other methods of acquisition: title-by-title selection and patron-driven acquisitions (PDA). ...
Rules of thumb for deselecting, relocating, and retaining bound journals
Purpose – Like many other academic libraries, Joyner Library at East Carolina University has experienced pressure in recent years to convert stacks space to other uses. The rise of electronic collections coupled with the ...
A Study of Librarians' Perceptions and Use of the Summon Discovery Tool
Next-generation discovery tools such as Serials Solutions Summon seek to provide a more robust and unified search experience for library patrons. Previous disappointment with federated search has tarnished librarians' ...
Open Access (Review)
The North Carolina State Library as a Cultural Resource, 1812-1914
First published in The North Carolina Historical Review, Volume LXXXIX, Number 1, January 2012.
Staffing the CMC for Success
(Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012)
Librarians, paraprofessionals, and student workers employed in the curriculum materials center (CMC) require specialized skills to assist preservice and in-service teachers and faculty. As technology continues to ...
Making beautiful music: The state of the art in mobile technology and how we can make the most of it in libraries
Mobile technology is in a great state of flux and competition and the bar keeps getting set higher. What models of service are leading the pack? Should libraries be providing mobile devices or rather, should libraries ...