January 23, 2022

AnnArbor.com: University of Michigan Librarians on Call 77 Hours a Week to Answer Questions via Instant Message

From an AnnArbor.com Article by Kellie Woodhouse: U-M has operated an Ask a Librarian instant message service since 2007 and the service continues to significantly grow in popularity, says program director and U-M librarian Karen Reiman-Sendi.  “(Users appreciate) experts who are providing the instruction and the help. It’s convenient in that I can stay wherever […]

New: Academic Library Statistics: 2010 Released by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

The “First Look” report was released this morning. Highlights From the Report Academic Libraries: 2010 summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Findings include: Academic libraries held approximately 158.7 million e-books and about 1.8 million electronic reference […]