<Announce> Registration now open - "Connecting Libraries and Users"
clarage at uillinois.edu
Wed Apr 7 09:14:23 CDT 2010
Registration is now open for the colloquium "Connecting Libraries and Users: Anthropologists Helping Librarians Meet 21st Century Challenges."
See: http://www.carli.illinois.edu/mem-serv/mem-train/register/100514pswg/ for registration information.
When an instructor assigns a research project, what roles do library services, library resources and librarians play in a successful outcome for the students? What are the expectations, assumptions (and misunderstandings) between instructors, students and librarians in this process? And, finally, what do students really experience when they use our services and resources?
For the past two years, two anthropologists and thirty-five librarians have been observing search behaviors, shadowing, filming and interviewing hundreds of students and faculty at six different CARLI libraries to answer these questions. Their findings have significant implications for library services, instruction, web usability, marketing, library space design and more.
If you're interested in hearing the results of these research projects, and getting tools for conducting similar studies in your own library, plan on attending this one-day colloquium co-sponsored by the CARLI Public Services Working Group and the Illinois State Library through a Library Services and Technology Act grant.
This event will be offered twice: at DePaul University in Chicago on May 14 and repeated on May 21 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
Contact CARLI at support at carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support at carli.illinois.edu> with any questions regarding this program.
On behalf of the PSWG,
Director of Collections Services
Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
100 Trade Centre Dr., Ste. 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Tel: (815) 713-8479
Contact CARLI: support at carli.illinois.edu<mailto:support at carli.illinois.edu>
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