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Authors: Guillot,Ladonna, Stahr,Beth,

Title: A tale of two campuses: Providing virtual reference to distance nursing students

Publication Full: Journal of Library Administration

Year: 2004 Volume: 41 Issue: 1

Start Page: 139 Other Pages: 152

Descriptors: LIBRARIES, DISTANCE education, INTERNET in education, UNIVERSITIES & colleges, COLLEGE teachers, LOUISIANA, distance learners, Internet, Library services,


This paper describes the collaborative efforts of South- eastern Louisiana University librarians and faculty working on two campuses to provide one-on-one research coaching via digital reference service. In the fall of 2002, the University's Sims Memorial Library instituted a Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) for library patrons. In the summer of 2003. the Library began offering dedicated online VRD service to undergraduate and graduate Nursing students. Librarians worked with Nursing faculty to promote this service to students in two courses, the undergraduate Research in Nursing and the graduate Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing. The purpose of dedicated VRD is to augment traditional bibliographic instruction with dedicated virtual reference sessions once students refine their research objectives and to enhance library access for graduate students who par- ticipate in a three university consortium. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Journal of Library Administration is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Guillot, Ladonna 1; Stahr, Beth 1; Affiliations: 1: Southeastern Louisiana University Source Info: 2004, Vol. 41 Issue 1/2, p139; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIES; Thesaurus Term: DISTANCE education; Thesaurus Term: INTERNET in education; Thesaurus Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Subject Term: COLLEGE teachers; Subject Term: LOUISIANA; Author-Supplied Keyword: distance education; Author-Supplied Keyword: distance learners; Author-Supplied Keyword: Internet; Author-Supplied Keyword: Library services; Number of Pages: 14p. Document Type: Article

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Publisher: Haworth Press

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Issn Isbn: 1930826