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Joint use libraries–are you one?

by Librarianshines

There was an excellent article last week about Tidewater Community College’s partnership with the City of Virginia Beach to provide a public and community college library under one roof (link here). I’ve been interested to learn what sort of partnerships community college libraries have with their other local libraries.  I myself am a branch library of the affiliated local university as well as the library for the community college, and I partner with the local public library on programming and maintain a connection with a local hospital library. This helps us pool resources in a lot of ways! How closely do you work with other local libraries? Are you a full fledged joint use library? Let us know in the comments!

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From the CJCLS Listserv: Library Facebook Accounts

By Kristy Padron

Original Message:

Does your library has a Facebook page? If so:

  • How many of you are involved in updating / posting?
  • How has it been received?
  • What types of information do you post?
  • How often do you post?
  • Does the library have full control of the account or is it overseen by someone else at the college?

Replies:

How many of you are involved in updating / posting?

  • Just 1 person (multiple responses).
  • 1 person out of our staff of 3
  • 2 people.
  • Three of us (one librarian and two support staff).
  • 3+:  myself, technical assistant, educational resource specialist, and sometimes work study student.
  • 3 out of our 4-person staff (the director, a library assistant and me).  I do 99% of the postings.
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Welcome to the Community & Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) Blog!

By Kathleen Pickens

Why the new blog? Well, we want to make sure that we are keeping our section members regularly informed about the latest news in library resources & services. We also hope this blog will be a valuable resource for other non-members who are looking for inspiration & guidance (& that maybe they’ll officially join us in the future).

We’re just getting started, but for now you can browse our pages for more static information about CJCLS & you can expect to find regular posts about topics of interests, including: assessment, accreditation, collection management, instruction, distance education, reference services, emerging technologies, & more! Grab the RSS feed so you don’t miss out!

Over the next year, we hope to add additional content, including:

  • Popular from the listserv: compilations of information from respondents
  • A bibliography of current (within the last five years) citations of peer-reviewed journal articles & books published by community college librarians
  • YOUR story: brief biographical sketches of our members

Until then, be sure to join our listserv & “like” our facebook page. We’ll keep you posted!