[Libs-Or] Input from Academic Librarians sought
Beth Anne Huffine
bethannehuffine at msn.com
Thu Mar 11 17:06:15 PST 2010
I am planning a presentation for a conference for part-time faculty from
Oregon colleges and universities (The Sara Varnum Institute for
Instructional Excellence, held each year at Chemeketa Community College). I
am hoping to get some input from other academic librarians to help in
planning for this.
My session is titled "Getting the Most Out of Your College Library" (you can
read the description here
faculty are often juggling multiple jobs or commitments. It can be hard for
them to be well informed about the institution(s) they teach at. My
objective with this workshop is to give an overview of what academic
libraries frequently have to offer part-time faculty and their students. I
am exploring the web sites of a number of different academic libraries in
Oregon. It would be great to hear thoughts from others on this topic. If
you'd like to share your thoughts on this you can use the following
questions for a framework for your responses:
1. What would you like part-time faculty to know about your library,
especially regarding services, tools, products and instruction you offer (if
you'd like to direct me to a particular part of your web site for this that
would be fine)?
2. Do you have tutorials you recommend for instructors to have their
3. Are there any library activities you think are good for familiarizing
students with the library that might be easy for instructors to implement
(I'm thinking alternatives to surprise library scavenger hunts here)?
4. What services/products do you offer that might be of interest to PT
faculty for their personal use in professional development? Do PT
faculty/adjunct faculty get full library privileges at your institution?
5. Anything else you would share with these folks if you were presenting
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