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TL;DR: Abstract In 1999 the ACRL Board established the Task Force on Information Literacy Competency Standards and charged it to develop competency standards for higher education and seeks endorsement and promulgation of these standards from professional and accreditation associations in higher education.
Abstract: In 1999 the ACRL Board established the Task Force on Information Literacy Competency Standards and charged it to develop competency standards for higher education. ACRL seeks endorsement and promulgation of these standards from professional and accreditation associations in higher education. An Information Literacy Standards Implementation Task Force will be charged to promote the use of the standards in higher education. “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education” was approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ARCL) on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas.

2,182 citations


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TL;DR: Guruswamy as mentioned in this paper describes the life and work of Lorenzo Gurreri, who began his long and distinguished library career in 1962 by taking an MSLS degree from Syracuse University and worked in cataloging and reference positions while the library profession began to feel the effects of the Information Age.
Abstract: Mr. Lorenzo Gurreri began his long and distinguished library career in 1962 by taking an MSLS degree from Syracuse University. The ensuing years found him in cataloging and reference positions while the library profession began to feel the effects of the new Information Age. Mr. Gurreri's values as a professional and his experience as a people-oriented librarian are invaluable to librarianship, and indeed to our society as we move into the 21st century.

20 citations


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TL;DR: A librarian at a Community College in upstate New York shared her experiences collaborating with a college English professor on a WebQuest assignment for a United States Literature class as discussed by the authors, and discussed advantages of using WebQuest to teach students how to locate literary sources on the Internet.
Abstract: A librarian at a Community College in upstate New York shares her experiences collaborating with a college English professor on a WebQuest assignment for a United States Literature class. The WebQuest model was created by Bernie Dodge and Tom March in 1995. This article discusses advantages of using a WebQuest to teach students how to locate literary sources on the Internet. See the appendix for a copy of sample WebQuest.

11 citations


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TL;DR: Broome Community College demonstrates how user satisfaction surveys contribute quality and accountability assessment data to their learning resources program review process and ultimately, to educational effectiveness.
Abstract: Abstract Through systematic assessment and planning, the library/learning resources program ensures its educational effectiveness. Broome Community College demonstrates how user satisfaction surveys contribute quality and accountability assessment data to their learning resources program review process and ultimately, to educational effectiveness.

11 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore different techniques that can and have been utilized for this purpose along with the political and motivational obstacles to implementing them, as well as the obstacles of implementing them.
Abstract: Community college libraries need to address the problems of disenfranchised, impoverished, and disadvantaged Americans. Community college students, who tend to be older, poorer, and have greater responsibilities than traditional college students, tend also to have a greater need for developmental and remedial programming. Both community colleges and libraries are known for their commitment to serving students and patrons, so it is logical that community college students' special needs should be emphasized in community college libraries. This paper explores different techniques that can and have been utilized for this purpose along with the political and motivational obstacles to implementing them.

8 citations


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TL;DR: Thank God for ANYTHING that attempts to organize or provide an avenue into the Internet.
Abstract: Thank God for ANYTHING that attempts to organize or provide an avenue into the Internet. Whatever they are called and however they are defined, they are theresearch engines (standard, downloadable, meta or multi-threaded), spiders, search tools, robots, portals, hierarchical menus, resource sites, megasites, catalogues, indexes, directories of links or specialized guides, subject guides or directories, webrings and hytelnets to name but a few. Pinpointing which way is the best way to search or even trying to find the best explanation of what each is, is not easy. After researching a variety of sites, however, a few statements can be made:

8 citations


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Dan Arnsan1
TL;DR: In this article, the authors address the use of humor in bibliographic instruction and provide practical teaching tips and provide examples of the proper and improper use of humour in the classroom.
Abstract: Humor, properly applied, can be an important tool in facilitating learning and reducing stress in the classroom. This article addresses the use of humor in bibliographic instruction and encourages the use of humor with practical teaching tips and provides examples of the proper and improper use of humor in the classroom.

7 citations


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TL;DR: The reference librarians at Pellissippi State Technical Community College developed an online library instruction tutorial to help them teach information literacy skills to students, faculty, and staff.
Abstract: The reference librarians at Pellissippi State Technical Community College developed an online library instruction tutorial to help them teach information literacy skills to students, faculty, and staff. The tutorial, a requirement for all English 1010 students, teaches library patrons to use the college's OPAC and its online periodical indexes. The tutorial includes an online quiz/evaluation. View the tutorial at the following: URL:http://www.pstcc.cc.tn.us/library/tutorial2.

6 citations


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TL;DR: Creating DC metadata records of websites selected for seventy-five academic disciplines, Washtenaw investigates the use-ability of Dublin Core and the CORC system, as well as their implication for the future of Internet searching.
Abstract: In January 1999, OCLC embarked on a rapid prototyping project known as CORC, Cooperative Online Resource Catalog It aims to develop a web resource catalog based on Dublin Core (DC), a metadata standard, which complies with W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF), SML, and HTML Washtenaw Community College Learning Resource Center is the only community college library joining eighty-four other research participants in this eighteen-month collaborative project Creating DC metadata records of websites selected for seventy-five academic disciplines, Washtenaw investigates the use-ability of Dublin Core and the CORC system, as well as their implication for the future of Internet searching

5 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors focus on the challenges confronting older students at Cuesta College, a mid-size community college in San Luis Obispo, California, and how reference librarians have attempted to meet those challenges and introduce older students to the library of the new millennium.
Abstract: The library of the new millennium is significantly different than its ancestors in the amount of technology that is contained within its walls. Although in essence it is the same library, the computerization that has taken place in the last decade poses several challenges to older students who, having been out of school for several years, are suddenly confronted with the library of the new millennium. Many of these older students are unfamiliar with the computerized revolution that has taken place within the library in the last decade and conversely, reference librarians are faced with several challenges in helping these older students become familiarized with the new computerization. This article focuses on the challenges confronting older students at Cuesta College, a mid-size community college in San Luis Obispo, California, and how reference librarians have attempted to meet those challenges and introduce older students to the library of the new millennium.

4 citations


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TL;DR: Rio Salado College, a non-traditional college in Arizona, is profiled, and the college model for library services is detailed.
Abstract: Distance learning courses and programs are being offered by increasing numbers of higher education institutions. In the United States, approximately eighty-five percent of community colleges offer some type of distance education. Computer technologies are being employed as teaching tools and distance learning students have developed an expectation of convenience and instant responsiveness. Library services for distance education students should be tailored to their specific needs, utilizing online technologies in combination with traditional services. Statistics show that many community college libraries do not provide special services for their distance learners. Rio Salado College, a non-traditional college in Arizona, is profiled, and the college model for library services is detailed.

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TL;DR: There are literally hundreds of free online learning and development opportunities out there, ranging from full text articles to read online or download, to online interactive teaching and learning modules-many of which will meet either the general or unique needs of the professional "in need of development".
Abstract: Some people think that the web is just one big professional development resource all by itself. As someone interested in professional development, training, and the more traditionally titled ‘‘staff’’ development, I can’t help but agree. There are literally hundreds of free online learning and development opportunities out there, ranging from full text articles to read online or download, to online interactive teaching and learning modules-many of which will meet either the general or unique needs of the professional ‘‘in need of development.’’ I debated over how to categorize the following 40+ sites and literally couldn’t decide on definitive headings. Instead, each site was best described individually, so I resorted to the alphabetical listing we all know so well.

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TL;DR: The decision has been made to implement a jargon-free “Ask a Librarian” service for primary patrons from Raritan Valley Community College with well-defined procedures and a plan for advertising the service.
Abstract: Raritan Valley Community College has been adding services to its Library Web Page over the past few years in an effort to make library services more readily available to our patrons including our distance education's students. This article describes the thinking and research involved in implementing an electronic reference service. The decision has been made to implement a jargon-free “Ask a Librarian” service for our primary patrons from our web page with well-defined procedures and a plan for advertising the service. Ideas incorporated in our procedures and plans are based on the literature on four-year colleges and the experience of other community colleges which are offering similar service.

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TL;DR: Electronic resource sharing is a way for university, college, community college, junior and two-year college libraries to offer electronic databases at a reduced expense to the institution.
Abstract: Electronic resource sharing is a way for university, college, community college, junior and two-year college libraries to offer electronic databases at a reduced expense to the institution. Electronic databases are also of value in the growing field of distance education. Several states are establishing networks for resource sharing. Florida offers these resources through the Florida Distance Learning Library Initiative. The State of Wisconsin has BadgerLink and WISCAT. Tex-Share provides library resource sharing in the state of Texas, and the state of Louisiana has LOUIS and LLN. These are some of the states successfully demonstrating electronic resource sharing.

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TL;DR: This year, government officials, college administrators, faculty members, and academic librarians from around the world met to foster continuing discourse on the direction higher education might move in the future and the implications this presents for all of us in a global society.
Abstract: Post-print Click on the DOI link to access the definitive copy of this article at the publisher's website (may not be free)

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TL;DR: The Cooperative Online Resource Catalog Project is a step toward searching the Web in the same way a library catalog is searched, by author, title, subject or key word.
Abstract: Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan has the distinction of being the only community college in the country to participate in OCLC’s Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (CORC), an experimental project to catalog the World Wide Web. ‘‘The project provides a better way of organizing the Web,’’ says Victor Liu, Coordinator of Technical Services in the WCC library. ‘‘Actually, the word ‘‘better’’ isn’t right because now the Web isn’t organized in any way.’’ The Cooperative Online Resource Catalog Project is a step toward searching the Web in the same way a library catalog is searched, by author, title, subject or key word. Because the Web isn’t organized in any systematic way right now, popular online search engines such as Infoseek, Yahoo! and Alta Vista can only run keyword searches. Type ‘‘billy goat’’ on Alta Vista and you turn up everything from a musical group’s homepage to dead links and a photo of some farm animals. That’s part of what the CORC project might ultimately change. Conducted under the auspices of the widespread, nonprofit library network, OCLC, the project is in its early stages right now. Those early stages involve the implementation of a standardized way to describe and catalog individual web sites. The widespread adoption of standardized elements of description is an obstacle the project may face later on, and is one reason why it’s being called ‘‘experimental’’ at this phase. Another challenge, which will be addressed at WCC by Liu and his staff, is choosing which web sites to catalog and which to leave alone

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TL;DR: As commercial sites proliferate, they begin to offer an unusual array of resources and services and SeekBOOKS.com is one such site which includes a massive online bookstore, author interviews, book reviews, publishing industry news, and an interactive source for publishers, agents, and authors to list and market products.
Abstract: It seems ironic that the Internet is becoming a vast bookstore where one can find and buy (for a wide variety of prices) anything in print or out-of-print. While some tout the Internet as the replacement for the printed word, quite the opposite is happening. The net seems to be embracing the love of the printed word and the sale of the printed word. And while many might argue that these virtual bookstores are the print environments fighting back in the online world, the truth is that more and more sites are offering print world information such as publishing and media/literary gossip, author information and content which leads a book lover of one genre to the works of others. As commercial sites proliferate, they begin to offer an unusual array of resources and services. SeekBOOKS is one such site. SeekBOOKS.com, for both the retail, publishing and non-profit library/book world, is a web site which includes ‘‘a virtual bookstore; a unique text-based search engine; and an interactive source for publishers, agents, and authors to list and market products.’’ Just some of the features of the site are a massive online bookstore, author interviews, book reviews, publishing industry news; weekly online book review shows for several age groups; competitive pricing and an enormous online information center for the profit/publishing and marketing world. Unique features of the site include: an interactive, on-line bookstore with more than 600,000 ready-to-ship titles in stock–bestsellers to small press and vanity press works, an online auction, articles and reviews about books and authors, video and audio interviews with authors, and searching capabilities such as books by

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TL;DR: When the Library at Great Basin College in Northeastern Nevada was forced to close temporarily due to renovation, the librarians found themselves in temporary quarters in a warehouse and with a drastically reduced circulating and reference collection.
Abstract: When the Library at Great Basin College in Northeastern Nevada was forced to close temporarily due to renovation, the librarians found themselves in temporary quarters in a warehouse and with a drastically reduced circulating and reference collection. The solution was to rely upon electronic resources to provide library service. The experience was rewarding and led to innovations in the integration of electronic databases into the renovated library.

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TL;DR: There is an immediate need for attention to be given by librarians to assistive and enabling devices that may be acquired and installed on computer and other high-tech devices that will ensure full use of technology by disabled users.
Abstract: Material in this paper was originally prepared for an oral presentation at the annual conference of the California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability on October 31, 1998. There is an immediate need for attention to be given by librarians to assistive and enabling devices that may be acquired and installed on computer and other high-tech devices that will ensure full use of technology by disabled users. Barriers to access must be overcome and specialized equipment for library users with special needs must be included in campus equipment upgrade plans and other across the board technology purchases. Suggestions for assistive technologies are recommended from examples at Cabrillo College, Aptos, California.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a bibliography is developed as an introduction to what is available via the Internet in terms of U.S. government information, including what is accessible through the Internet.
Abstract: Any community college library housing a depository collection is an asset to the institution and the community they serve. Northland Pioneer College has been a depository library since 1985. The Government Printing Office is the largest publisher in the world. Providing access to government documents is constantly changing. The Internet plays a vital role in providing library users, especially those in rural areas, equal access to government information. Government depositories must promote their collections, including what is accessible through the Internet. As part of that promotion, this bibliography was developed as an introduction to what is available via the Internet in terms of U.S. government information.


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TL;DR: The goal of the study was to examine current trends, practices and expenditures for electronic journal resources in the community college system and to make recommendations for state level initiatives in the areas of funding, consortial arrangements and joint purchase agreements.
Abstract: This article is taken from a full report submitted to the Council of Chief Librarians for California Community Colleges. The goal of the study was to examine current trends, practices and expenditures for electronic journal resources in the community college system and to make recommendations for state level initiatives in the areas of funding, consortial arrangements and joint purchase agreements.

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TL;DR: The author examines the current status of LTA programs in North America, lists the programs, and describes their major features.
Abstract: Library technical assistant (LTA) programs provide degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education opportunities to current and prospective library support staff members. Mostly based in community colleges, these academic departments play a strong role in library education. The author examines the current status of LTA programs in North America, lists the programs, and describes their major features. Suggestions are made for future directions the programs should consider.

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TL;DR: This experience, illustrated by services offered through the Palomar College Library/Media Center, serves as a model for campus-wide technology-based initiatives and underscores the essential-yet-evolving role of the LLRC in the high-tech environment.
Abstract: Technology is becoming a bigger part of the educational process for students, as well as a means of providing innovative methods for delivering learning resources and information on community and junior college (CJC) campuses. Many new technology-mediated programs require extensive collaboration between various campus sectors; librarians have played and continue to play an important role in these partnerships as navigators, teachers, technicians, and team leaders. Historically, CJC library/learning resources centers (LLRC) have spearheaded efforts to establish technology-based learning initiatives and resources on CJC campuses, often employing time-honored and traditional services and tools to do so. This experience, illustrated by services offered through the Palomar College Library/Media Center, serves as a model for campus-wide technology-based initiatives and underscores the essential-yet-evolving role of the LLRC in the high-tech environment.