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National Library Week begins this coming Sunday. Since librarianship is a highly collaborative field, I salute my fellow librarians: I am honored to share ideas with you on a daily basis. I also salute you, my non-librarian readers. After all, we librarians are here to work with you. How can we make our collaborations even more fruitful?
- Finding books or DVDs in URSUS (the library catalog) [10 minutes]
- Using the catalog in a more advanced way [10 minutes]
- Finding articles in Academic Search Complete [15 minutes]
- Distinguishing popular magazine articles from scholarly journal articles [20 minutes]
We could develop a menu of alternative or complementary services as well. On the librarian’s part these could include:
- Monitoring a dedicated online discussion board (Please specify a start date and end date.)
- Creating a course guide (Please specify the objectives.)
- Scheduling one-on-one research appointments with students
These ideas are only a sample of the possibilities.
The theme for National Library Week is “Communities Matter.” How can our collaborations help build the academic community?