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
The Information Commons and Learning Commons in the Academic Library: How it affects students, the building, and what could be the disadvantages. Post by: Marissa Mozek Information commons and learning commons are becoming more prevalent every day. Changing how the library looks and functions is happening with the continual innovations in technology and how they … More The Information Commons and Learning Commons in the Academic Library: How it affects students, the building, and what could be the disadvantages.
“Librarians who serve children know a wonderful secret…they know that every time they share a story, a game, a song with small children, they have a chance to light a flame of perception or leave a memory that will remain forever. It may even make a difference in an entire lifetime.” -Virginia Matthews (1997, pg … More Use of Children’s Storytelling Sessions as Outreach by Jennifer Griffin
by: Caroline Johnson Academic libraries serve many types of students. Distance learning has become popular due to the ability to complete your degree online while still being able to work. It also allows people to attend universities that are located far away from where they reside. The addition of online students affects how libraries need … More Distance Learning – Tools & Challenges
Now that most colleges and universities offer online classes and online degree programs, the need to have a functional library webpage has become more of a necessity. Students attending one university may be spread out all over the world, so it is important that these students are able to access the library’s resources and services … More Designing a Successful Academic Library Website by Mallory Harris
By Jason Mailman In today’s world, it is often difficult for librarians to reach students. Often, students rely on common search engines and Wikipedia articles for their research. They neglect one of the most useful tools available to them during their academic career: librarians themselves. I once came upon a writing forum used for fantasy … More Teaching Information Literacy to Freshmen
Protecting Patron Privacy Protecting patrons’ privacy is a major concern for librarians, even in the academic setting. Whether it’s making sure that the government does not overstep legal bounders when asking for information, or making sure that patrons’ personal privacy does not fall into the wrong hands, academic librarians need to be vigilant. This post … More Protecting Patron Privacy by Mary Yeary (Final)
By: Katresa Gardner Introduction The father of library science, S. R. Ranganathan asserts that a “library is a growing organism” and as technology continues to change the way information is accessed and disseminated in a digital era, academic libraries are engaging the concept of digital (i.e. book-less) libraries. In this transition, the relevance and usage … More Digital Academic Libraries – Relevancy, Usage, & Marketing
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?
Non-Traditional Funding for Academic Libraries: Finding Financial Footing—Finding Home—in Unexpected Ways By: Jeffrey Lofton Academic libraries are the beating heart of scholarship. For the dedicated researcher, the intellectually curious, or simply the avid reader, they are home. They’re a nurturing environment, sometimes cozy and sometimes sporting high-tech modernity, that welcomes those in pursuit of knowledge … More Non-Traditional Funding for Academic Libraries