Monday, November 02, 2015

Webinar Later This Week on Taking Librarians Off The Reference Desk

The Education Institute, the continuing education program developed by The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada, is organizing a webinar on November 5 on Taking Librarians Off The Desk: One Library's Experience:
"This workshop will discuss the decision at Central Michigan University to change its reference desk staffing model. After reviewing departmental data on reference desk transactions of all kinds (including reference questions and non-reference questions) and considerations of other functions of the department, the reference librarians decided to move to an on-call desk staffing model. While the librarians no longer physically sit at the desk, they are readily available to come to the desk when needed. Departmental observation and discussion since the decision was made have supported the decision to move to an on-call reference desk staffing model."
The speaker will be Timothy Peters is the Director of Information Services at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

The one-hour webinar begins at 2PM Eastern.

Price: $45 Ontario Library Association Members / $55 non-members.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 4:11 pm


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