The Role Of The Library On A University

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The Role Of The Library On A University

  1. 1. The Role of the Library on a University Campus Preparation and pictures by Katherine Ott
  2. 2. The Academic Library IS it’s: <ul><li>Users </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Users <ul><li>Each university library exists to serve a particular community: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guests </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Resources <ul><li>The resources we provide are what our community recognizes as our value. This includes our: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Materials <ul><li>Includes everything we own and/or have access to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And MORE! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Services <ul><li>Includes anything we do for them or to help them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And SO much more! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Space <ul><li>The building and the areas we provide for them to accomplish what they need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Technology <ul><li>What they come in to use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We provide not only the equipment but services also. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Reference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance with searching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance with Office </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where I stand…
  10. 10. Reality check <ul><li>Librarians are NOT essential to a good education </li></ul>Being able to find information IS .
  11. 11. Who/What is replacing us? <ul><li>Professors </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Study groups/friends </li></ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Searching/Google/Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What do librarians offer?
  13. 13. The KEY to our future <ul><li>Patron assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer benefit </li></ul><ul><li>User satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Client use </li></ul><ul><li>CUSTOMER SERVICE </li></ul>
  14. 14. Library’s Role <ul><li>Our primary role is to be what the university needs us to be, but… </li></ul><ul><li>Each group needs something different: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need space, assistance, and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty need resources and assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration needs value and accreditation </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Library Goals <ul><li>Excellent Service </li></ul><ul><li>Constant Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Information Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Support </li></ul>

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