In Defense of Old Fashioned Methods: Collaboration in Subject Guides Ka-Neng Au & Roberta L. Tipton Rutgers University Lib...
Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Libr...
<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians <...
Rutgers, The State University  of New Jersey <ul><li>Three campuses in the state </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment is around 50...
Rutgers University Libraries <ul><li>Over two dozen libraries and collections </li></ul><ul><li>Five business bibliographe...
<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians <...
Roles of Subject Librarians Reference Collection  Development Instruction Subject Librarian
Role of Subject Librarians ... In Instruction <ul><li>Teach information literacy classes </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from and ...
Role of Subject Librarians ... In Reference <ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In person </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Role of Subject Librarians ... In Collection Development <ul><li>Select print and electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>D...
<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians <...
Subject Guide Development <ul><li>Multiple librarians as contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse experiences and expertise ...
Subject Guide Content <ul><li>Research process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or “plan of attack” for assignment </li></ul></ul><ul...
Subject Guide Structure <ul><li>“ Every design choice springs entirely from interpretation of the learning need of a speci...
Subject Guide Maintenance <ul><li>Continual updating, based on  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom feedback </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians <...
Roles of Subject  Research Guides Reference Collection  Development Instruction Research  Guide
Role of Subject Guides ... In Instruction <ul><li>Adaptable teaching outline </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-selected resources </li...
Role of Subject Guides ... In Reference <ul><li>Guide for non-subject specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Resources that are rel...
Role of Subject Guides ... In Collection Development <ul><li>Highlighting of resources from throughout the library system ...
<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians <...
Additional Role  of Subject Research Guides Public  Relations Reference Collection  Development Instruction Research  Guide
Role of Subject Guides ... In Public Relations <ul><li>Orientation for new students </li></ul><ul><li>Support for external...
Thank you! <ul><ul><li>Ka-Neng Au </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-973-353-5911 </l...
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International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship and Personal Librarianship, Beijing, China, October 15, 2008.

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In Defense of Old Fashioned Methods: Collaboration in Subject Guides

  1. 1. In Defense of Old Fashioned Methods: Collaboration in Subject Guides Ka-Neng Au & Roberta L. Tipton Rutgers University Libraries International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship And Personal Librarianship October 14-16, 2008
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Role of Subject Guides </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Role of Subject Guides </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey <ul><li>Three campuses in the state </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment is around 50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rutgers University Libraries <ul><li>Over two dozen libraries and collections </li></ul><ul><li>Five business bibliographers among the forty subject librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the research, teaching, and service missions of the university </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Role of Subject Guides </li></ul>
  7. 7. Roles of Subject Librarians Reference Collection Development Instruction Subject Librarian
  8. 8. Role of Subject Librarians ... In Instruction <ul><li>Teach information literacy classes </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from and with students </li></ul>
  9. 9. Role of Subject Librarians ... In Reference <ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via online chat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encounter new questions that need answers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Role of Subject Librarians ... In Collection Development <ul><li>Select print and electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discover free resources from the Internet </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Role of Subject Guides </li></ul>
  12. 12. Subject Guide Development <ul><li>Multiple librarians as contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse experiences and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Different starting points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference pathfinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web resources </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Subject Guide Content <ul><li>Research process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or “plan of attack” for assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Throughout the library system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free, Web-accessible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription-based </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Subject Guide Structure <ul><li>“ Every design choice springs entirely from interpretation of the learning need of a specific user community.” </li></ul><ul><li>Hemmig, 2005 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Subject Guide Maintenance <ul><li>Continual updating, based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Pruning and grafting” </li></ul><ul><li>Single editor </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Role of Subject Guides </li></ul>
  17. 17. Roles of Subject Research Guides Reference Collection Development Instruction Research Guide
  18. 18. Role of Subject Guides ... In Instruction <ul><li>Adaptable teaching outline </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-selected resources </li></ul>
  19. 19. Role of Subject Guides ... In Reference <ul><li>Guide for non-subject specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Resources that are reliable </li></ul>
  20. 20. Role of Subject Guides ... In Collection Development <ul><li>Highlighting of resources from throughout the library system </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of resources from the Internet </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Guides by Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of Subject Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Role of Subject Guides </li></ul>
  22. 22. Additional Role of Subject Research Guides Public Relations Reference Collection Development Instruction Research Guide
  23. 23. Role of Subject Guides ... In Public Relations <ul><li>Orientation for new students </li></ul><ul><li>Support for external reviews of academic departments </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thank you! <ul><ul><li>Ka-Neng Au </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-973-353-5911 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://newark.rutgers.edu/~au/subject_guides_china.pps </li></ul>
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