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Re: Charleston Presentation: Rick Anderson & Future Librarians
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- From: "David P. Dillard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 19:13:21 EST
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I think it is very important to change any perceptions students may have that public service librarians are involved with tasks and duties that include anything but assistance with their information needs. There are a number of ways that these kinds of perceptions can be altered. Spending time at student help centers such as the Russell Conwell Center for student workshops and tutoring at Temple in my case. I prepared a research guide for this group with source links for writing, reading, english language, technology, math and science skills amongst other content under the college learning center tab. Russell Conwell Center Guide http://guides.temple.edu/Russell-Conwell-Center College Learning Center http://guides.temple.edu/aecontent.php?pid=22756&sid=198763 So that students can benefit from quality resources without having to learn at the outset how to deal with the complexities of databases, I also stress the use of Meet the Googles types of research for students newer to research or in IM chat encounters, so that they have one or more links leading to content pertinent to their research topics as a starting point. Meet the Googles http://www.google.com/search?q=%22meet+the+googles%22+and+ %22net-gold%22&hl=en&rls=DAUS,DAUS:2006-11,DAUS:en&filter=0 A shorter URL for the above link: http://tinyurl.com/52t9hj AND http://sites.google.com/site/searchtoolsfamily/ I also include tools like SCIRUS in some of these encouters as well as Google search tools. http://tinyurl.com/28jb8kh I have put huge chunks of information on Google Sites with links from my appropriate research guides, such as links from the guides to several published articles regarding where and how to search databases and "the Googles". Search Tools for Scholars 2010 DATABASE: SEARCH: TECHNIQUE Database and Internet Search Tools Search Tools for Scholars 2010 : Database and Internet Search Tools of Use to Scholars and Students in Sport Psychology https://sites.google.com/site/searchtoolsforscholars2010/ Search Tools for Scholars 2006 SPORTS: PSYCHOLOGY : RESEARCH: METHODS AND TECHNIQUES : DATABASES: Database and Internet Search Tools of Use to Scholars and Students in Sport Psychology http://sites.google.com/site/searchtoolsforscholars2006/ Search Tools for Scholars 2008 DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUES : SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY : RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: Electronic Resources for Bibliographic Research i n the Field of Sport Psychology http://sites.google.com/site/searchtoolsforscholars2008/ https://sites.google.com/site/ generalinternetprintresources/Home/main-site-map A shorter URL for the above link: http://tinyurl.com/2c2ck9s I also place links from my guides to substantial content regarding the link on my Net-Gold discussion group including webliographies, bibliographies and detailed information and links to various parts of a specific resource. WEBBIB1011 http://tinyurl.com/2clcg5h Most importantly, I share this information with handouts to classes and to students I encounter with invitations to phone me or to make an appointment for help with research in my office. In short, one can make inroads into changing the perception of irrelevance that some students hold of librarians by aggressive outreach in the form of both resources shared and personal involvement with students individually to help them with their research. Sincerely, David Dillard Temple University On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, B.G. Sloan wrote: > Reminds me of a report I read recently. Some Illinois librarians > did an ethnographic study of library use. One of the sections of > the report was titled "Why Don't Students Utilize Librarians?" > The first paragraph of this section reads: > > "While the majority of students we interviewed struggled with one > or more aspects of academic research, very few students sought > help from a librarian. In fact, one of the most striking aspects > of the ERIAL study was the near-invisibility of librarians within > the academic worldview of students, and is symptomatic of > students' general belief that librarians do not possess the > disciplinary expertise necessarily to provide sufficient > assistance with research assignments.
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