Libraries

Libraries Make it Personal

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Some colleges look to put a face on the library by assigning undergraduates "personal librarians."

Searching For Better Research Habits

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Teaching students how to do Google-style research might not be as harmful to research habits as the alternative.

To Library, or Not to Library

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In age of expansion, community colleges debate whether branch campuses need reference and technology collections.

Pays to Share

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New research suggests as they wait for the "digital switch," libraries may need to collaborate to better use their print collections.

Please Refine Your Search Terms

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A long-awaited decision by a federal judge could be a significant blow to Google's attempts to sell access to books it scanned from university libraries.

Google Who?

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Despite legal roadblock in Google Books project, libraries might soon benefit from other digital search-and-retrieval services.

Missing From the Stacks

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Illinois librarians say deep ethnographic research is the best way to learn how to serve Latino students.

Libraries' Digital Direction

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PHILADELPHIA -- Most college library directors would order print books removed from the library if there was a robust and trustworthy way to provide access to electronic versions, according to a new study released today by the nonprofit Ithaka S+R.

Wielding Wikipedia

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Librarians at U. of Houston are using the popular online encyclopedia to boost traffic to their digital holdings.

Calibrating Students' B.S. Meters

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Showing students how to read critically and formulate research queries is part of the teaching function of college libraries. But how do you teach students to read critically that which has no text?

That is the challenge Frances May, an adjunct librarian at the University of North Texas, took on when she decided to adapt her library’s orientation program to meet what she sees as a growing demand for “visual literacy” among today’s college students.

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