Finally being able to do some hands-on work at a library was very rewarding. I did weeding, updated libguides, added links to research guides, and updated computers.
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I was also able to attend a conference by the Metrolina Library Association at Johnson & Wales in Charlotte.
My main project was an in-service project required for my class. SPCC is looking into subscribing to a new database for academic e-books. I did research on both EBSCO’s and ProQuest’s Ebrary’s academic collections, made comparisons, and did a PowerPoint presentation for the librarians from both campuses. Shortly after I did my presentation, I discovered that the Bodlein Libraries of the University of Oxford was also giving these two databases a trial. http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/notices/2013-mar-22 I’ll be interested in learning more about their discoveries and conclusions.
I was also able to spend some of my hours at the Monroe Public Library of Union County, working on collection development. Thanks to both of these libraries for giving me the time & experience, and help me to get one step closer to that diploma!