by Leslie Engelson and Dr. Dennis Swanson
This panel will explore tools used to evaluate and develop library collections, including their impact on workflow and library budgets. The panel includes a librarian who uses these tools, a Technical Services librarian, and a library director. Acquisitions personnel, librarians responsible for collection development, and library directors should all benefit from ideas presented. The Collection Evaluation and Development Interest Group meeting will take place at the end of the presentation.
by Filomena Saxton, Sandy Ayer and Melody Layton McMahon
Join the World Christianity Interest Group for two presentations on experiences with theological libraries overseas. Sandy Ayer will share about his time in Cameroon, where he’ll be serving as a librarian member of a consulting team whose mission is to help a group from Bangui, Central African Republic, start a teacher training college. Melody Layton McMahon’s will share information about her experiences with Catholic Theological Libraries in Asia.
by James Darlack, Tracy Powell Iwaskow and Karl Stutzman
What role does the library play in offering services to alums, and how does this role intersect with the offerings of other units in the theological institution? This panel will describe resources and services as they are offered at 3 different types of theological institutions. The session will begin with a brief business meeting for the Public Services Interest Group.
Reference work has changed dramatically over the past five years. Online programs have transformed the way librarians deliver resources and instruction. Technology is transforming the way we communicate with faculty and students and new models of library service are changing the way we staff our libraries. Are we embedded librarians, personal, liaison, subject or outreach librarians? Or all of the above? The panelists will discuss their experiences with new modes of delivering reference services on line and in person.
17th–22nd June 2014