I began to have an interest in archives and special collection becoming more involved in the education of students within the class room when I took a Marketing Class for my MLIS degree. One of the most important aspects that I took from this class was to find out how patrons viewed the services of … More Archives, Education and Outreach: Mission very Possible – Beatrice Shepherd Chuites
Should Academic Libraries use financial resources to fund textbook purchases? By- Amelia Blackmon Higher education institutions have grappled with the issues of textbooks and their extremely high prices for several years now, textbooks are the highest non tuition related expense that a student will be responsible for through-out their college career. Students, parents, faculty, … More Should Academic Libraries use financial resources to fund textbook purchases?
By: Mark A. Kirkley So it’s out with the old way of thinking such as card catalogs and in with the new way of thinking with today’s virtual library. In a world of Google and iPhones, patrons want information quickly at their fingertips. You can’t walk around a university campus, and for that matter, a … More Why social media matters in today’s library
Faculty as Academic Library Users by Dana Sharitt When we think of academic library patrons, we generally think of students as the main focus. However, in some ways, university faculty has the potential of being our best patrons and advocates. Harnessing their interest can be done, in my opinion, on multiple levels. This blog will … More Faculty as Academic Library Users