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Thursday, April 23 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Finding a Place for eReference

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Embracing the eReference trend, The Brentwood Library acquired nearly 5,000 full-text eResources through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Doing so enabled patrons to access authoritative articles on a variety of subjects from the arts to science. Simultaneously reducing the print reference section allowed extra space to set up three eReference stations dedicated for patron research. Whether from home or from an eRef station, patrons can access reference. Procuring titles and providing access, however, is only half the battle. We have undertaken a number of marketing initiatives to broaden patron awareness and usage of these excellent resources. It is currently a work in progress, and only time will tell whether our efforts have been successful. We would like to share our experience, whether for good or for ill, and will provide a rundown of our process, marketing efforts, usage statistics and outcomes. Let us discuss our experience of finding a place for eReference.

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Cassie Ellis

Reference Librarian, The Brentwood Library
Hello! I'm a UTK grad and love being a Reference Librarian at The Brentwood Library. I'm interested in building amazing collections for patrons, and working to make them known. My undergrad is in Dance Education and I still dance when I can with the Vanderbilt Dance Theater. I'm newly... Read More →
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Kelly Lee

Reference Librarian, The Brentwood Library
I am a big advocate of community outreach and enjoy teaching patrons. I'm a bit of an apple fanatic, but enjoy tinkering with all kinds of technology, and love to hear how they are used within the library. I was a nurse a very long time ago and am a relatively new librarian with... Read More →

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
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