Developing an Online Presence. Liaison/Subject Librarians’ Workshop 2009. Why develop our online presence? . Increase student access to library resources Increase the profile of librarians Strengthen connections b/w librarians and teaching staff Contribute to student success.
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Developing an Online Presence
Liaison/Subject Librarians’ Workshop 2009
Why develop our online presence?
Increase student access to library resources
Increase the profile of librarians
Strengthen connections b/w librarians and teaching staff
Contribute to student success
Students as researchers
Students are comfortable in online environment
Feel proficient in exploring confidently across a range of resources
Finding scholarly, authoritative information is still a challenge
Have favourite, but limited sources of information
Implications – or the rise…and fall and rise of the library website
Librarians see the library website as pivotal
But the Library website is often not used as a starting point for research
Tide is changing as libraries improve their websites, and some research is now indicating that students and staff place great value on the library website
Connect users to content - and to do it with minimum barriers and maximum speed and ease
Web 2.0 applications – some examples:
The Embedded Librarian
How to become ‘embedded’
How to get embedded contd?
Fraction of a Whole
Planning, planning, planning
Web 2.0 tools—such as Meebo chat widgets, delicious.com, subject guides, and Facebook pages—are tools like any other, requiring planning and dedicated staff time as much as anything else in a library's service arsenal.