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A variety of activities are offered as students research and process information about their subjects. Classroom activities include planting, composting, measuring temperature, light levels, water and growth. Many questions were asked, leading to, an enhancement of the program design. Many librarians have focused on collections and information technology to the exclusion of the many other positive things that take place in an academic library) Marginalization of the library (academic, public, special) Marketing of library services, i.e., positioning the library as a destination for research, learning, and friends Maximizing the value of (new, emerging) information technology in the library environment Metrics for evaluating library performance and services and when to use them -- such as input and output measurements, quality assurance measurements, impact and outcome measurements should both qualitative and quantitative components be included and how Mobile library services (problems, challenges, opportunities, technology) through using smart devices with small screens such as laptops, Pocket PCs, BlackBerrys, Palms, and data-enabled cell phones Models of library service through the use of computers, networks, and the Internet Pareto's 80-20 rule applied to library problems and situations, and application of Chris Andersons The Long Tail (2003) as a statistical concept applies to library collections Position paper on a controversial topic, e.g., do we need academic libraries? or that libraries of the future were distinguished from one another only by their ownership of sole copies of locally-produced digital content not accessible elsewhere since books and journals were accessible digitally via fee databases and content publishers Programming to attract students to the academic library (art exhibitions, book swaps, comfortable furniture, expresso bars, hosting campus meetings and conferences, lectures, poetry readings) Restructuring access on Web pages to the librarys programs, services, and collections on the basis of frequency-of-use rather than library organizational structure or alphabetical arrangement Role of the homepage as The platform for delivering library programs, services, and collections Search engines: making the librarys Web pages (page titles, descriptions, article summaries) more friendly for indexing and retrieval by Google and Yahoo!
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