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College students don’t use Twitter

In a report on a USF study, that I found a little disheartening, it was concluded that, while college students do use social media, they don’t use Twitter much and remain unaware of its use for business/professional purposes. So, they use it to connect with friends, but couldn’t care less about businesses, brands or organizations [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] April 21st, 2009 | Comments Off

Help with research/publishing/presenting

The Internet Resources column in the April issue of C&RL News (vol. 70, no. 4) offers a useful list of resources to help academic librarians with the research component of their workload. The column, by Laurie L. Putnam, is entitled Professional Writing and Publishing: Resources for Librarians.

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] April 16th, 2009 | Comments Off

OCLC and EBSCO partner for full text

OCLC and Ebsco have announced an agreement that makes it possible for libraries that subscribe to both WorldCat Local and EBSCOhost services to provide their users with online access to the full text of electronic content. My system has a WorldCat Local beta installation (and several Ebsco products). Users who have tried the beta have [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] April 8th, 2009 | Comments Off

Twitter resources in Education

An interesting list of tips, apps, and resources for teachers on Twitter (100 of them). May be more geared toward K-12 but still some good ideas for the higher ed crowd. I’m playing with the idea of a session for my faculty.

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] April 3rd, 2009 | Comments Off

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