Should we be offering drop-in sessions on Google Books, Scholar and Docs to academics?

The most recent issue of College and Research Libraries News included a very interesting article about teaching academic staff how they can make the most of Google.  The library staff offered sign-up sessions to show academics how to use advanced Google, Google Books and Scholar and Google Docs.  This proved to be the most popular training session that they have held.  Many of us do cover some aspects of Google searching during our information literacy training.  I’m wondering now if we should hold some drop-in sessions over the summer aimed at academic staff, another aimed at PGRs followed by further sessions next academic year aimed at taught students.  I’ll put this topic as a point for discussion on the agenda for the next NewT meeting.


Full details of the article and a link to read the full text are below:


  • Mary K. O’Kelly and
  • Colleen Lyon

Google like a librarian: Sharing skills for search success

Coll. res. libr. news June 2011 72:330332


Post by:Lisa Anderson

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