Library Services for Business Students in Distance Education

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Give distance education students the library access they need to succeed!

This important collection explores various approaches librarians have taken in their efforts to provide library services for distance education business students and discusses the problems they have encountered. It also examines the standards and guidelines that have been developed to measure these services and includes case studies from various types of institutions with an emphasis on collaboration with faculty.

Library Services for Business Students in Distance Education: Issues and Trends examines:

  • the issues facing libraries integrating the changes necessary for distance education
  • copyright in relation to making materials available electronically
  • the need for cataloging Web pages
  • how librarians can ensure that distance educators understand the library’s role
  • the services that CMU librarians have developed to support distance learning business courses
  • how librarians at Pace University fine-tuned their methods of collaboration with faculty and students in an off-campus MBA program
  • how librarians at Royal Roads University helped to integrate information literacy into the syllabus
  • ways to use videoconferencing technology to teach library research to business students
  • how Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business revamped its journal collection to meet the needs of distance learners
  • and much, much more!
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Published simultaneously as Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship (Vol. 7, Nos. 2/3), this is a mix of articles written by some of the leaders in distance learning librarianship, including Michael Seadle, Anne Marie Casey, and Leslie Behm. With plenty of experience at Michigan State University's Gast Business Library, editor Buxbaum skillfully amalgamates several general essays with a set of nine case studies of academic libraries that serve distance learners and faculty in business schools. Readers will be able to use the book as a yardstick to critique their own existing service programs or as a blueprint to design library programs for new distance business initiatives. Because each article was written to stand alone, the reader finds the ACRL Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services reintroduced in four of the 13 articles. As is often the case in our field, parts of the book are already outdated: the TEACH Act, passed by Congress in late 2002, adds new copyright considerations to Seadle's otherwise excellent chapter, "The Copyright-Distance Learning Disconnect." Additionally, there is almost no discussion of digital "chat" reference. Overall, however, this title conveys the best practices and will be helpful to any librarian who deals with business students in distance programs.-Beth Stahr, Southeastern Louisiana Univ. Lib., Hammond Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789017215
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Distance Learning and the Impact on Libraries 7
The Copyright-Distance Learning Disconnect 19
Cataloging the Wide World of Web: Organizing the Internet for Distance Learners 31
The Library and the Development of Online Courses 47
The Role of Libraries in Global Business Distance Education 61
Library Services for Off-Campus Business Professionals 73
Bridging the Distance: Pace University Library and Remote Users 87
Providing Library Service to Off-Campus Business Students: Access, Resources and Instruction 99
"Plug and Play" in Context: Reflections on a Distance Information Literacy Unit 115
Creating a Distance Education Tool-Set for Course Based Business Information Instruction 131
Library Services for Distance Learners at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business 141
Guidelines and Standards Applicable for Library Services to Distance Education Business Programs 155
Using Computer-Based and Electronic Library Materials in the Classroom: It's Not the Technology, It's the System! 207
Index 215
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