25, No. 5, Sept. 1, 2005
Library changes enhance
access to resources
service model for Women and Gender Resources Library
The University Library is exploring new ways to enhance collection access
and service delivery. This fall, an integrated service model is under
way for the Women and Gender Resources Library. The new model, used
increasingly among academic libraries, redistributes women and gender
resources among library units containing related materials. The change
provides broader access to resources for faculty members and students
from a variety of interdisciplinary fields.
Cindy Ingold, women and gender resources librarian, retains her current
office in the main Library and her full-time appointment, providing
reference services and building strong research collections in collaboration
with other campus librarians. She also is spending time in residence
with two campus units, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program
and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, offering reference
consultations. The library’s physical space has been converted
into a conference room for meetings and gatherings related to women
and gender studies as well as general library matters.
For information about using the collection, contact Ingold, 333-7998
and Philosophy Library merges with Newspaper Library
The History and Philosophy Library and Newspaper Library have merged
to form a new center for historical research on campus. The History,
Philosophy and Newspaper Library brings together source material from
a variety of related disciplines, integrating resources and services
to more efficiently serve faculty members and students.
The consolidated unit is located in the recently renovated 246 Main
Library. It provides an extensive menu of public services and an inviting
layout of reader space, computer terminals, microfilm reader-printers
and scanners, and print collections.
The new library is headed by Mary Stuart, who previously managed the
History and Philosophy Library. “The merger brings together a
concentration of expertise and resources in a way that offers a more
cohesive research experience in a comfortable, welcoming environment,”
Stuart said. For more information, stop by the library or call 333-1509.