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Web 2.0 In Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza Sep 2008

Web 2.0 In Libraries, Annie Smith, Jenny Semenza

Annie Smith

This presentation illustrates how various Web 2.0 applications and technologies, such as Twitter, instant messaging, wikis, and others, are being used in libraries. It shows the use of these applications in library catalogs, reference services, and library marketing.


Tools Of Engagement: Attracting And Engaging Library Users-- "Reaching Through Collaboration", Jennifer Kelley May 2008

Tools Of Engagement: Attracting And Engaging Library Users-- "Reaching Through Collaboration", Jennifer Kelley

Library Scholarship

Slides from the Libraries Challenges and Opportunities teleconference "Tools of Engagement" (May 9, 2008)


“‘Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?’ Leveraging The Economics Of Information And Scholarly Communication Processes To Enrich Instruction.”, Scott A. Warren, Kim Duckett May 2008

“‘Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?’ Leveraging The Economics Of Information And Scholarly Communication Processes To Enrich Instruction.”, Scott A. Warren, Kim Duckett

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Librarians at North Carolina State University have developed useful techniques for enhancing information literacy instruction through the systematic incorporation of concepts pertaining to scholarly communication and the economics surrounding information. This presentation describes ways to leveraging such concepts as the Deep Web, Google Scholar, the nature of scholarly communication, and the inflated costs of journal subscriptions to contextualize hands-on instruction in the use of library resources. Assessment data from open-ended quizzes and surveys positively reflects students’ attitudes towards this instruction and exposes the impact of such instruction on student understanding about how research is made available on the Web.


Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley Apr 2008

Beating The Odds With The Insider’S Scoop: Tips And Tricks From The Library Secrets! Librarian, Jennifer Kelley

Library Scholarship

Is the research process an “unbeatable” game, where the odds are always against the student? We see our students sitting blankly in front of computer screens, dropping search terms into databases like coins into one-armed bandits, hoping for the jackpot—full-text articles on their subject seemingly elusive as three cherries in a row.

Games generally have a learning curve—the more you play, the better you become. Increasingly, however, gamers turn to tips and tricks resources for shortcuts, strategies and cheat codes that can give them the edge and propel them to the next level. When it comes to research ...