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somewhat geared toward art librarianship and academic librarianship but a little bit of everything; information literacy & instruction not included
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Study: College students rarely use librarians' expertise

Study: College students rarely use librarians' expertise | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it
The idea of a librarian as an academic expert who is available to talk about assignments and help with research is foreign to most students.
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Web-Scale Search and Virtual Reference Service: How Summon Is Impacting Reference Question Complexity and Reference Service Delivery

Web-Scale Search and Virtual Reference Service: How Summon Is Impacting Reference Question Complexity and Reference Service Delivery | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

Web-scale discovery tools like Summon are becoming the norm at academic libraries across North America. How much do these tools simplify discovery? What changes do they bring to the provision of reference service? At Royal Roads University, where most students complete graduate degrees through distance study, I applied the READ scale to reference questions received by email in the year before and the two years after we adopted Summon. Comparing the questions over time, and analyzing reference statistics, I reflect on changes brought on by discovery layers and what they mean for the future.

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Revamping Reference | The User Experience 

Revamping Reference | The User Experience  | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

Our profession has known for a long time that the traditional reference model is flawed. Constance Mellon coined the term library anxiety in 1986, reporting that students literally felt shame when approaching librarians for help. Yikes. That’s a strong feeling, one we don’t want librarians to evoke.

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Welcome to Library DIY | Portland State University Library DIY

Find your question and then learn how to do it yourself

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Welcome to E-LIS repository - E-Prints in Library and Information Science

Welcome to E-LIS repository - E-Prints in Library and Information Science | Librarianship & More | Scoop.it

In a few years, E-LIS has been established as the largest international open repository in the field of library and information science. Searching or browsing E-LIS is a kind of multilingual, multicultural experience, an example of what could be accomplished through open access archives to bring the people of the world together. Because librarians are so involved in open access advocacy, E-LIS is a key to encourage open access for all repositories, by giving librarians the experience they need to speak with confidence when talking with researchers and open access archives, and the experience to provide the best possible assistance to self-archiving faculty.

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Librarians at your doorstep

This article describes two experiments at Towson University’s Cook Library, which took library service outside the library directly to places where students gather.

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