MSB library system provides online references using Meebo as a Web 2.0 tools. This instant messaging tool was incorporated by the online librarian, and is a reference service that is helpful and convenient for students. First, it allows the students to communicate instantly with the MSB Librarian online and ask questions and have answers right away. Secondly, the students can use different messaging systems such as AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google talk and Meebo. In addition, the talk is private, since it is only between the librarian and the student. Third, the Widget Meebo is also placed in the library home page for your convenience, so you can access it from any computer connected to the Internet. Here is the link for MSB Library http://students.msbcollege.edu/library/
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I recently participated in the Webinar MORE Reference session training. It was a very interesting. We talked and practiced about Reference Interviews in all types of libraries. We also did a detailed study about print reference materials and Electronic Resources. In addition we discussed the future of the Reference Section in libraries. The question: Is print reference dead? was a topic to be analyzed by the participants. Of course, the library as a Virtual Reference Service, known as Online Reference was a much discussed topic within the training. In addition, we had training in Reader‘s Advisory. The interview skills in the Reader’s Advisory are similar to the reference interview, but oriented to finding out the patron's needs regarding reading.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wallace, Linda K. Libraries, Mission & Marketing (Electronic resource)
Friday, June 6, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
As shown in the article of Alan L. Kaye , which I want to share with the readers, I read that iPod or MP3 player lovers have now a new service from the libraries besides music or movies. This new service allows the patrons to download audio books as they do music and videos. In addition, the libraries have e-books service. This innovative and flexible service allows the users to search and use the e-books from the library, from home and from any computer connected to the internet. This great experience saves time for the patrons and staff. The good thing is that it permits you to print a page and save the e-book in your favorites. But it is important to be aware that printing the entire e-book violates copyright laws.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I visited the Hubert Humphrey exhibition at the
Monday, April 21, 2008
I pointed out that librarians at MSB are applying these Web tools. Some of the MSB librarians are participating in the 23 Things on a Stick