32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Saturday, November 10 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Getting Students to the Right Place with the Right Skills: Fine-Tuning a Commercial Reference Gateway to Teach Information-Seeking Skills and Guide Users to Key Resources.

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As the challenge of helping students become more effective users of our online resources becomes ever greater, the need to provide training in how to intelligently use and evaluate information has become ever more important. This session will describe an innovative experiment bringing together the subject expertise of Columbia University librarians and the production and design skills of Credo Reference. Through this partnership we employed new kinds of tools, embedded locally-created instructional materials, and built customized paths to the most relevant resources in our collections, focusing specifically on the needs and learning path of undergraduate writing students. Time will be given to allow participants to talk about similar efforts their libraries are making to help students become smarter searchers, so that we can all learn from one another.


Anice Mills

Undergraduate Services Librarian, Columbia University

Bob Scott

Digital Humanities Librarian, Columbia University

Saturday November 10, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm EST
School of Science and Mathematics Building Room 138 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401