Instructing the Academic Search Service User: the Faculty Connection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mark Schumacher, Reference Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In order to improve faculty understanding of the library-based computer searching service at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Reference Department decided to organize a series of informational workshops. Open to both faculty and graduate assistants, the seminars had a dual purpose: first, to explain how computer searching could improve the quality of research and/or classroom instruction, and second, to provide more complete and accurate information about computer searching to pass on to their students. By reaching a group of instructors who in turn could reach hundreds of our potential computer search patrons, the department hoped they could work in partnership with the faculty to increase knowledge campus-wide of the library's searching services. Bibliographic instruction is almost always thought of in terms of students, undergraduate or graduate. However, the teaching faculty, who are in constant contact with those students, can serve as the librarian's allies in the effort to impart knowledge about the library, its resources and its services. To that end, bibliographic instruction for targeted or self-selected groups of faculty can enhance an already active BI program aimed at students.

Additional Information

Publication
Research Strategies, 7, 33-6
Language: English
Date: 1989
Keywords
computer searching, Bibliographic instruction, academic libraries