Library Today: Try new Web tools for acquiring research skills
From the UST Libraries
Chosen from among UST Libraries initiatives, this Library Today column will examine asynchronous learning tools.
“Asynchronous” is a fancy word for 24/7 any-place, any-time access, making convenience a new emphasis of library teaching and learning. Students now can acquire research skills over the Web whenever they choose, not only when and where the librarians can offer personal instruction.
The UST Libraries: today and tomorrow
Today, as staff members at the libraries design several of these tools as brief Web-based video demonstrations, you are invited to examine some of them in their development phase. Your observations, comments and critiques will be welcome and helpful. Tomorrow, as the UST Libraries advance, look for even more flexibility and customized delivery for the teaching and learning of research skills.
Check out these tools for students learning research skills:
- Using the CLICnet Library Catalog
- Requesting a book or article not at the UST Libraries
- Using library resources and conducting a basic business search
Here is one tool for faculty linking library resources in Blackboard course sites:
- Creating Blackboard links to full-text articles and RefWorks reading lists
Here is one tool for students working as library assistants:
- Processing VDX interlibrary loan requests (created by library student worker)