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  • Going The Distance

    1. 1. Going the Distance Developing a plan to increase library support for distance ed students and faculty Presentation by Beth Filar Williams 3/6/08
    2. 2. Getting started <ul><li>Review ACRL Guidelines: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/guidelinesdistancelearning.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Education Librarian and Tech blogs: (Paul Pival) http://distlib.blogs.com (R. Hedreen FAQs) http://frequanq.blogspot.com (Meredith Farkas) http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php (Paul Betty Class blog) http://ed205regis. wordpress .com </li></ul><ul><li>ACRL Distance Learning Section resources: http://caspian.switchinc.org/~distlearn http://caspian.switchinc.org/~distlearn/guidelines/getting_started.html DigRef Discussion list </li></ul><ul><li>Review what UNCG is currently providing </li></ul>
    3. 3. Get a sense of the program* <ul><li>Courses, degrees, programs offered and delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course schedules, Web sites, administrators, faculty, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profile of distance ed students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current stats? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short survey online. ( surveymonkey ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pop up box on relevant Web sites. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post on class listservs or email. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing for prize if they participate </li></ul></ul></ul>*From DSL Guidelines Getting Started http://caspian.switchinc.org/~distlearn/guidelines/getting_started.html
    4. 4. Services & Resources <ul><li>Collections and facilities (ILL) </li></ul><ul><li>Reference assistance & instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically for faculty </li></ul>
    5. 5. UNCG already provides … <ul><li>ebooks, ejournals, digital resources, journal finder, book reviews in catalog,various document delivery options, subject guides, RSS of new content, tutorials, info lit game, various contact methods (phone, IM, online chat, email, virtual reference), e-reserves, local libraries, library tool for firefox, bookmarklets for quick searching... </li></ul>
    6. 6. Document Delivery & ILL: BOOKS <ul><li>Check out & send US mail </li></ul><ul><li>E-books online & listed in catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Check w/ local public library </li></ul><ul><li>Can we better assist them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search other catalogs though UNCG catalog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron initiated borrowing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courier service w/ other libraries? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order from Amazon & send directly to student? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Document Delivery & ILL: ARTICLES <ul><li>Use subject guides to find database – improve via RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>Research tutorial for help </li></ul><ul><li>Use Journal Finder to find full text </li></ul><ul><li>Use Igenta, Infotrieve, ILL to get article </li></ul><ul><li>Get notice via email - add SMS option? </li></ul><ul><li>View article online – send to mobile device too? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Document Delivery & ILL: OTHER LIBRARIES <ul><li>Reciprocal borrowing agreements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNC libraries and other local universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can we expand – statewide ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>need good marketing of arrangements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will other libraries hold reserves for students? </li></ul><ul><li>Communication w/ other libraries – build connections to build services </li></ul>
    9. 9. Reference Assistance & Instruction: connecting <ul><li>Various ways to connect - Ask Us! Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>add SMS (text messaging): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>google </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>altarama </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teleflip </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add Skype (VOIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presence in social networking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facebook </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>myspace </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>nings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Reference Assistance & Instruction: guiding <ul><ul><li>Provide live interaction/instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Horizon wimba, OPAL, Illuminate, Zoho, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guides and tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Screen casting - Jing, Captivate, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fileurls.com - share file quickly/temporarily </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts & Vodcasts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EX: http:// youtube.com/zsrlibrary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Include special events on campus/library as pod/vodcast </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Reference Assistance & Instruction: tools <ul><li>Tools & resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add primary/digital resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create more games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google documents, Zoho.com, OpenOffice.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out Spokentext.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>converts PDF, Word, ppt, RSS, email, etc. to speech. Download to iPod. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Reference Assistance & Instruction: collaboration <ul><li>Collaboration & User Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking – organize library resources w/ tags in del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty and students can add to it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create for each class </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show faculty/students for personal use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis – for group work/collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs- create a course specific blog! </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Reference Assistance & Instruction: RSS <ul><li>Use more RSS/Javascript: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic subject guides - pull info from blogs, catalogs, db, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous RSS tools… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grazer.com – collects feeds, blog posts, news stories, wikipedia articles, pictures, podcasts, video clips. Share it. Updated dynamically. Create widgets. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Communication & Marketing <ul><li>Publicize services & contact info extensively </li></ul><ul><li>Contact distance ed faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved out of library arena </li></ul><ul><li>Be in-touch with all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Be involved in library planning (“don’t forget the distance students!”) </li></ul><ul><li>Be pro-active </li></ul><ul><li>Survey to find out needs </li></ul>
    15. 15. Reach Out to Faculty! <ul><li>Stats show faculty are more likely to access library remotely (70% of time!) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS alerts of new resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to PT faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EX: Course specific blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey – what else can we do? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Bibliography <ul><li>ACRL Distance Learning Section (esp. newsletters) http:// caspian.switchinc.org/~distlearn </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started Guide from ACRL/DSL website: http:// caspian.switchinc.org/~distlearn / </li></ul><ul><li>ACRL Guidelines: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/guidelinesdistancelearning.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>LibSucess Wiki – esp. online reference section: http:// www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title = Online_Reference </li></ul><ul><li>ARL White Paper on ILL: http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/ARL_white_paper_ILL_june07.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>The RSS and Javascript Cookbook: http:// paulandmeredith.pbwiki.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to Make Use of RSS http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/14-other-ways-to-use-rss-feeds </li></ul><ul><li>And many ideas from attending presentations from past library conferences (ALA, Internet Librarian, CALC, CLiC) and directly from several distance ed librarians (p.pival, m. farkas, d.gall) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Available Online: <ul><li>http://show.zoho.com/public/filarwilliams/Going-the-Distance-ppt </li></ul>