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An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau Oct 2009

An Innovative Approach For Creating A Self-Guided Video Tour In An Academic Library, John H. Sandy, Mangala Krishnamurthy, Wayne Rau

The Southeastern Librarian

Millions of students visit academic libraries each year, hoping to achieve success in the classroom and make progress with their research. Many of these students need help in navigating the complex services, collections, and facilities of a large academic library. Librarians often respond to this need by offering in-person orientation tours. However, with this approach, library personnel are unable to reach all who need assistance. Furthermore, the schedules of busy students and busy librarians do not always coincide, and students may prefer to learn about the library in a more flexible, self-paced fashion. It’s known that in-person tours are ...


Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang Oct 2009

Second Life Complements The Internet For Reference Librarians, Florence Tang

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article describes the Second Life culture as an interactive virtual environment from the perspective of a reference librarian. The cited advantages of using Second Life are synchronous interaction with other people, clearer appearance of chat text messages, incorporation of social norms, and accessibility. Among the noted obstacles to using Second Life are its price, intentional distress of other avatars, empty virtual public places, less hierarchy among participants, chatting via rapid typing, and quick change of landscapes and avatars.


Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata Oct 2009

Reinventing Libraries For The Next Generation Of Library Users, La Loria Konata

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article calls for the need to reinvent libraries for the next generation of library users. It stresses the value of being able to provide customer satisfaction, building and maintaining loyalty as well as resolving customer complaints so as to compete with other libraries. It also points out the importance of branding as a marketing strategy and encourages libraries to adhere to the liaison model or subject specialist model in providing specialized service. Also suggested are steps for marketing library services.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Kenneth M. Kozel Jul 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Kenneth M. Kozel

Georgia Library Quarterly

The author describes his personal library. His collection includes books by Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jane Austen, John Grisham, Joyce Carol Oates and Gary Larson. His books deal with art, illustration, classical literature , mysteries and horrors. He recounts rereading and cherishing his collection as he ages.


Gold/Galileo Conference Coming July 31 Jul 2009

Gold/Galileo Conference Coming July 31

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article announces the Gold/Galileo Users Group Conference, to held in Georgia on July 31, 2009.


State News Jul 2009

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.


Encouraging Faculty Requests For Library Materials: Midwest’S New Book Selection Service, Lydia F. Knight Jul 2009

Encouraging Faculty Requests For Library Materials: Midwest’S New Book Selection Service, Lydia F. Knight

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the use of Midwest Library Service's notification scheme by Dalton State College in Georgia. It offers a New Book Selection Service, which replaces the notification slip as a medium of distributing announcements on forthcoming titles. This information is sent by electronic mail instead. The lists can be profiled using the Library of Congress Subject Classification.


My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Stacy L. Brown Apr 2009

My Own Private Library: A Peek Inside The Personal Library Of A Librarian, Stacy L. Brown

Georgia Library Quarterly

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's background that influenced her profession as a librarian.


The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains To Georgia’S Libraries, Diana J. Very Apr 2009

The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: How It Pertains To Georgia’S Libraries, Diana J. Very

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and discusses its significance to libraries in Georgia. The legislation, also referred as the Stimulus Public Law 111-5, is intended to create supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and local and state fiscal stabilization. It also discusses the challenges posed by the legislation on library administrators. It explores the funding opportunities that public libraries need to consider.


Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones Apr 2009

Employee Development Using Webct Vista, Jennifer Link Jones

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the technology upgrade at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Goergia. It offers a look at renovations of its facilities and exterior. More than 350 computers were installed in its new Information Commons and Learning Commons. The library officials jointly worked with the school's Information Systems & Technology department and established two computer technical support desk within the library. It is noted that its library employees need to further their knowledge and undergo training about various issues in library science. It also explores various library technology issues, which include public services technology competencies, construction of learning ...


Creating A Culture Of Mentoring @ Your Library, Elizabeth M. Doolittle, John-Bauer Graham, Alyssa Martin, Hal Mendelsohn, Kent Snowden, Amanda Stone Apr 2009

Creating A Culture Of Mentoring @ Your Library, Elizabeth M. Doolittle, John-Bauer Graham, Alyssa Martin, Hal Mendelsohn, Kent Snowden, Amanda Stone

The Southeastern Librarian

The need to find and retain high quality leadership for libraries is one of the top seven issues for academic libraries. With a significant percentage of librarians planning to retire in the next decade, retaining professionals is imperative. Librarians must not only be retained, but mentored and developed for future leadership roles in the academic library community (Hisle, 2002).

Creating a “culture of mentoring” helps the organization, individuals in the organization, and those with whom they interact. This culture provides integrity (accountability) throughout the organization, and opportunities for learning, for feedback and for improvement of performance throughout the organization. Libraries ...


Conyers-Rockdale Library Celebrates Start Of Construction Jan 2009

Conyers-Rockdale Library Celebrates Start Of Construction

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the ground breaking ceremony for the long-delayed renovation and expansion of the Conyers-Rockdale Library in Georgia held on October 2, 2008. The library will continue its operation during the construction process, which is expected to conclude in the spring of 2010. It describes the features and facilities of the library. David Moore with Craig, Gaulden and Davis Architects designed the library building.


Gla Installs New Officers, Honors State's Best Jan 2009

Gla Installs New Officers, Honors State's Best

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the highlights of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO) 2008 annual conference of the Georgia Library Association held in Athens in October 2008. The even was led by the GLA President Jim Cooper. Several appointments of GLA officers and award recipients are also announced, including Jeff Heck, Ray Calvert, Robert E. Fox Jr., and Lori Lester.


State News Jan 2009

State News

The Southeastern Librarian

Recent developments from SELA member institutions.