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Library Committee Report 2016-17

College of Agricultural Sciences Library Committee Minutes
September 20, 2016

Attendees: Leland Glenna (chair), Girish Kirimanjeswara, Cristina Rosa, and Helen Smith (Agricultural Sciences Librarian)

The committee discussed the challenges of paying for journal subscriptions as subscription prices rise and budgets stay flat. The library usually needs to cancel an old subscription to pay for a subscription for a new journal. In cases where a department has an endowed library, that department’s library can subscribe to journals, which frees up the university library’s resources.

Helen said that people can contact her if their course's link to the library resources in canvas does not function properly (i.e. it links the course designation to the wrong library resources and librarian).

Helen also offers library orientation sessions for graduate students and can visit undergraduate classes to teach students how to use search engines and library resources.

Helen will be in the ASI lobby every Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 to answer library-related questions from faculty, staff, or students.  The committee agreed to make an effort to publicize this.

 

Submitted by Leland Glenna

(3/17/17)