The Resource Sharing Detective (2 Part Series)

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



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Resource sharing staff often work with requests for materials that are difficult to track down and borrow. This class emphasizes using advanced searching techniques and tools to locate materials in archival collections, scientific and medical information resources, the “deep web,” government information resources online newspaper and periodical collections, open access scholarly communication sources, and much more. This live online class uses practical scenarios to teach a variety of search tools and techniques used for finding elusive material. Frequent citation problems will be addressed, including effective searching and citation tracing and strategies for working with other libraries to make arrangements to acquire information outside the traditional interlibrary loan transaction.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class students will be able to:
Identify print and online resources for locating hard to find materials
Search more effectively for hard to find materials
Communicate and negotiate effectively with other libraries to get materials
Understand methods for getting materials outside of the traditional Interlibrary loan transaction

Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.