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context
Context
  • Growth of interdisciplinary education and research in academia
  • New and developing roles for academic libraries and librarians
  • Changing information technology

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

outline
Outline
  • Nonprofit Management Education
  • Challenges for Academic Libraries
  • Academic Libraries and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Conclusions and Future Research

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

nonprofit management education
Nonprofit Management Education
  • Recent field of graduate study (early 1980’s)
  • Professional and graduate programs
  • Interdisciplinary (business, law, public policy and administration)
  • Various academic settings
  • Interests of the Nonprofit sector
  • Outreach initiatives and activities

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

academic libraries
Academic Libraries
  • Research and Reference assistance
  • Collection building and management
  • Instruction and Training
  • Subject and collection specialists
  • Various and distributed locations
  • Academic departmental unit

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

challenges for academic libraries
Challenges for Academic Libraries
  • Professional and graduate nature of NME
  • Various academic settings
  • Outreach initiatives and activities

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

professional graduate nature
Professional & graduate nature

Academic Libraries

  • Electronic resources and off-campus access
  • Research & web guides
  • Electronic reference and communication
  • Varied level research training workshops

NME Programs

  • Working students
  • Returning students
  • Professional interests and applications

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

various academic settings
Various academic settings
  • Schools of Social Work (MSW)
  • Schools of Business (MBA)
  • Public Administration Programs (MPA)
  • Other degree and certificate programs (e.g. MA, MS)

Adapted from Mirabella and Wish

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

various academic settings9
Various academic settings

Academic Libraries

  • Understand research orientation
  • Build multidisciplinary collections
  • Select specialized types of resources

NME Programs

  • Different schools of scholarship
  • Different approaches to research
  • Different program and curriculum goals

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

outreach initiatives
Outreach initiatives

Academic Libraries

  • Training workshops of interest to nonprofit professionals
  • Publicly accessible resources
  • Availability of reference & research services

NME Programs

  • Continuing and executive education
  • Consultation services
  • Research services

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

academic libraries and interdisciplinary studies
Academic libraries and Interdisciplinary studies
  • Kutner (Environmental studies students)
    • Interdisciplinary research training
    • Information literacy
  • Wilson and Edelman (Interdisciplinary faculty)
    • Collection development/Subject selectors
    • New organizational models
    • Citation pattern analysis (bibliometrics)

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

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Academic Libraries and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Allen and Sutton (Interdisciplinary research institutes)
    • Intellectual organization
    • Flexible services and support
  • Westbrook (Women's’ studies faculty)
    • Information seeking behavior
    • Library-Faculty partnerships

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

conclusions and future research
Conclusions and future research
  • Interdisciplinary research training
  • Information literacy
  • New organizational models
  • Citation pattern analysis
  • Intellectual organization
  • Flexible services and support
  • Information seeking behavior
  • Library-Faculty partnerships

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

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Conclusions and future research
  • Information Consulting (Frank, Raschke, Wood, Yang)
    • Faculty/Librarian collaboration
    • Departmental integration
  • Information needs assessment
  • Technology (ICT) training
  • Institutional repository
  • Information literacy instruction (ACRL/NACC standards)

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

information literacy competencies
Information literacy competencies

MSW -5th level

  • Precisely defines a client or program problem and the information required to solve it
  • Selects the best of the relevant studies and data sources, including systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Extracts the research message and applies it to the client or program
  • Talks and negotiates with researchers whose studies may affect their work
  • Is aware of documents in the public domain (eg. Thomas, ERIC, PubMed)

http://www.lib.umich.edu/socwork/infolitcomp.html

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

information literacy competencies16
Information literacy competencies

Political Science Research Competency Guidelines (Draft 2/05)-ACRL/LPSS

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005

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LeRoy LaFleur

Arlington Campus Library

George Mason University

llafleur@gmu.edu

703-993-8268

LeRoy LaFleur, George Mason University Libraries

November 18, 2005