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Academic Libraries  in the 21 st  Century:  Wilma L. Jones, Associate Professor  Chief Librarian June 2004 A Presentation ...
Academic Libraries: From warehouses ... <ul><li>Libraries own Information </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians are custodian of da...
To Services and Gateways <ul><li>Access to Information via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>E-service to patrons </li></ul><ul><...
The traditional formats . . .  <ul><li>Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><u...
. . . accessed via new technologies <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mai...
ACCESS to services is changing <ul><li>Reference –  telephone to e-mail to chat </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation – self-check...
Library without walls <ul><li>Resources available campus-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Resources available worldwide </li></ul><u...
The information gateway
E-resources @ CSI <ul><li>62 electronic databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 full-text databases; 30 indexes and abstracts <...
Teaching Information Literacy <ul><li>Knowing when information is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying  the information ne...
Impact of modern technology <ul><li>“ net technology” yielding new roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems librarian </li></ul...
Partnership with Other Libraries <ul><li>CUNY Agreement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, Staff, Faculty may use and borrow ...
Special  Library Facilities <ul><li>COMWEB Teaching Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Excellence in Learning Technol...
The Future <ul><li>Digital paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian as information consultant? </li></ul><ul><li>The only sure e...
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    1. 1. Academic Libraries in the 21 st Century: Wilma L. Jones, Associate Professor Chief Librarian June 2004 A Presentation at the 10 th Sino-American Conference on Education
    2. 2. Academic Libraries: From warehouses ... <ul><li>Libraries own Information </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians are custodian of data </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face interaction </li></ul>
    3. 3. To Services and Gateways <ul><li>Access to Information via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>E-service to patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors & publishers own information </li></ul><ul><li>On-Demand Delivery </li></ul>
    4. 4. The traditional formats . . . <ul><li>Monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Microform </li></ul><ul><li>Films & Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Sound recordings </li></ul>
    5. 5. . . . accessed via new technologies <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul>
    6. 6. ACCESS to services is changing <ul><li>Reference – telephone to e-mail to chat </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation – self-check e-drop box </li></ul><ul><li>Reserves – available on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals – many available in full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Microform – digital archives, e.g. JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Library Loan -- document delivery </li></ul><ul><li>A/V – multimedia to digital media </li></ul>
    7. 7. Library without walls <ul><li>Resources available campus-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Resources available worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Library Hours – 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Information available in multiple formats </li></ul>
    8. 8. The information gateway
    9. 9. E-resources @ CSI <ul><li>62 electronic databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 full-text databases; 30 indexes and abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexis-Nexis - over 5000 titles of newspapers, magazines, legal documents, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(<www.lexis-nexis.com/about/>). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JStor - archival database, back issues of over 300 social science & science titles from the first volume (<www.jstor.org/about/facts.html>). </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Teaching Information Literacy <ul><li>Knowing when information is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying the information needed </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing the needed information </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating the information </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing the information </li></ul><ul><li>Using the information effectively to solve the problem </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Library Association, Final Report... Information Literacy. (1989). </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Impact of modern technology <ul><li>“ net technology” yielding new roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual reference librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Information Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions eliminated due to new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Library programs emphasizing technology </li></ul><ul><li>Library schools omitting the “l” word </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching scholars to evaluate, retrieve, & use ethically </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in males entering the field </li></ul>
    12. 12. Partnership with Other Libraries <ul><li>CUNY Agreement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, Staff, Faculty may use and borrow from any CUNY Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>METRO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to other Libraries in the New York Metropolitan area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Informal community outreach </li></ul>
    13. 13. Special Library Facilities <ul><li>COMWEB Teaching Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Excellence in Learning Technology (CELT) </li></ul><ul><li>Library Electronic Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Video-Conferencing Laboratory </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Future <ul><li>Digital paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian as information consultant? </li></ul><ul><li>The only sure expectation is change </li></ul>
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