Students on campus or off campus can get assistance with their assignments in many different ways, students on campus can meet with librarians by scheduling an appointment. Moreover, all of the students who are on or off can go live chatting with librarians, when the librarians are available, or the students can always email them. The librarians are available on Monday- Thursday from 7:30a.m to 8p.m, on Friday from 7: 30a.m to 5p.m, on Saturday from 8a.m to 4p.m, and Sunday is
There are an enormous amount of people in the United States that depend on the librarian to do different tasks that they cannot do. Patrons may think it is simple, but before you can become a librarian you have to learn how to conquer some patrons that come in, you have to learn how to work the desk and learn how to work the shelves.
While I was helping out at the library, I realized just how many resources we have available to us students. I also noticed that most students didn’t even know about them, much less how to access them. We had numerous events such as a computer coding workshop (for people of all ages) which I would have gone to if it wasn’t for it being during one of my classes. I was also surprised to find that many of the librarians went to the events. One resource for example, is the online librarian chat where you can ask for help in finding sources, which was especially helpful
I attended the Coffee House session live on November 15th at 8:30 PM to interact with Earleen Glaser of Mercyhurst University. Ms. Glaser is the current University Archivist and Librarian for Mercyhurst, holding this role for the past twenty-eight years. Prior to this role, she was the Reference Librarian where she worked with the previous archivist, Sister Mary Lawrence Franklin. She received her undergraduate degree with Edinboro University and then pursued a Master’s of Library Science at Clarion University, where she focused her studies on reference work. Later, at Mercyhurst, she used her studies to teach reference work to students. When she officially began at Mercyhurst University as the Reference Librarian, she additionally providing
In a quiet room I am able to focus more on work instead of the area around me and lose focus on my assignment. This happens to be a huge issue for me because I have AHDA where I tend to lose focus quickly. So I figure if I can study in a quiet place , why not try the library which I did in addition it turn out that if I study in the library for about 1-2 hours for that amount of time I would be able to get some work done before I start losing focus again . Another reason why I would like to utilize the library this semester is because of the computers and quiet study rooms that the college library provide for students. I would like to use these utilities for my future assignment that I would be working on. Both places seem to be a good place where I can get my work done and it would moreover benefit me to stay long to finish my assignment instead of going home failing to recall that I have typed up an assignment or simply trying to type up assignment but getting side track by the internet. This is why I would like to use the library this semester because of what the library provide and so much
There are not any library assistants. Subsequently, the SLT is not able to leave the library for classroom collaborations without closing the library. Due to the SLT’s inability to leave the library without being close for circulation and the time she dedicates to performing clerical duties, the SLP is understaffed. The Gordon Elementary school principal is aware that the SLT is the only staff member of the SLP. According to the Gordon Elementary SLT, the ideal staffing for the SLP is a part-time assistant. The American Association of School Librarians believes that one of the criteria of successful SLTs and SLPs is transparent job descriptions. Action 2.2a (2012) states that compent school librarians “write job descriptions that outline the roles, responsibilities, competencies, and qualifications of library staff, including paraprofessionals, student aides, and community volunteers (p.59). The SLT at Gordon Elementary does not have any input in the job description of SLTs in the district. The SLTs in Gordon School district are evaluated according to the same evaluation rubrics as teachers. The Gordon Elementary SLT feels that the job descriptions of SLTs within the district are
Public Libraries in the Digital Age For public libraries to stay relevant, they must continuously redefine their roles. Staff must expand their knowledge and skillset while dealing with an ever-changing electronic information and technological environment. Libraries find themselves with the daunting task of coping with
Library and Information Center Management Recent Titles in Library and Information Science Text Series Library and Information Center Management, Sixth Edition Robert D. Stueart and Barbara B. Moran United States Government Information: Policies and Sources Peter Hernon, Harold C. Relyea, Robert E. Dugan, and Joan F. Cheverie Library Information Systems: From Library Automation to Distributed Information Access Solutions Thomas R. Kochtanek and Joseph R. Matthews The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management Frances C. Wilkinson and Linda K. Lewis Organization of Information, Second Edition Arlene G. Taylor The School Library Media Manager, Third Edition Blanche Woolls Basic Research Methods for Librarians Ronald R. Powell and Lynn
The Power of a Public Library Libraries provide resources such as books and computers to a variety of people who may not have them otherwise. A great deal of people in society believe that with the rise of technology, libraries should not be so prominent although they continue to provide very important resources. “22 percent of library computer users (age 14 and older), the library was their only source for access to computers and the Internet” (Source C). In addition to the computer access, Orlando Park public library's calendar of events provides families with a wide variety of useful activities to participate in. Planned activities include Microsoft excel classes, EnvironMental clubs and teen ink sessions (Source B). All the events sponsored by the library are educational and valuable to a community population. Shank reminds us that, “People less likely to use-books include Hispanics, those without a high school diploma, the unemployed, rural Americans, and those with household incomes of less than $30,000”(Source C). Lastly, the author adds, that libraries contribute greatly to their community by offering digital reading access as well by letting patrons rent out e-reading devices (Shank, What Is the Role of Libraries in the Age of EBooks and Digital Information?). Overall, libraries continue to modify with the rapid advancements in modern society. Libraries offer people with enriching communal resources.
Introduction I started the process of seeking an interview about two weeks before the assignment was do. I had email several places and the response was almost the same for them all. They could only meet with me after the assignment was due. I then remember a small library in the city that I reside in and that was the Harrison Township Public Library.
As a librarian, we can situate cognitive learning by creating opportunities for students. By taking a broad concept and helping students explore and connect its effect on their personal lives creates authentic situations. Librarians should collaborate with teachers and create these learning opportunities. We can provide resources and materials that help students explore their talents, interests, and abilities. We can also help students expand their learning in the classroom by helping them further explore topics according to their learning styles and interest. It is our responsibility to provide students with resources and materials that reach beyond the school walls that encourage learning and doing.
There are many disadvantages that arise when the Librarians are not aware of the technical knowledge in the academic libraries. In 1994, though there are computers, Librarians used to function without the basic understanding of computers in the campuses. The presence of the internet on campus was not supported by training programs or manuals. Along with the technological advancements, Library staff came to know the importance of adapting themselves to technology.
Thank you for this great opportunity to volunteer at Teen Challenge. I know the Lord has made this possible for me. Speaking of libraries, I have identified some factors that in my opinion can greatly enhance the use of the library by students and staff members.
In the academic library that I chose to examine, finding the reference desk is no easy task for the unfamiliar patron. With three major entrances and six floors to navigate, this library is an epitome of what most libraries would strive to have: boundless space for patrons and a vast,
A problem patron might be defined as a library user who displays disruptive, aggressive, offensive, erratic, or otherwise deviant behaviour, that infringes in some way on the enjoyment of others’ use of the library (Ferrell, 2010, p. 142; Osa, 2002, p. 267). When we examine this