Daily Archives: March 19, 2007

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On Academic Libraries

I am more aware of the role of academic libraries with students and faculty in my first year at Dominican. The Rebecca Crown Library serves our GSLIS students and the whole Dominican community of students, faculty and staff. I am fascinated to see how the library is used, what my students say about it and if they use it at all. Frankly, many GSLIS students use a closer-to-them library or their own library where they work. This year, I’ve toured a few academic libraries, given talks in them and discussed services with their librarians. It makes me happy to see […]

WSJ on Libraries

Via John Blyberg: http://www.blyberg.net/2007/03/19/didnt-i-just/ Tenuous WSJ Link: http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117391084682537392-qNtwMyrV5hF6_OvdZJdpIjRiplo_20080313.html Meanwhile, with most teens turning first and foremost to the Internet for schoolwork, students are arriving in college unable to navigate libraries. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, collection-management librarian Larry Schwartz finds himself explaining to students that books are shelved by call numbers. “There’s concern in Libraryland about how we should serve these people who grew up with computers,” he says. Matthew Kessler, a student I know at Western Michigan University, proudly avoids the school library. Given all the books and magazines it houses, “that place is a firetrap. I don’t go […]