Monday, April 14, 2008
E to the LM- Thing 17
Hmmmmm.... Well, as a Library Assistant I don't use these databases when helping patrons. Like other Assistants, if a situation occurs when a database needs to be accessed, I 'pass it along' to an Associate. (And the Associate, sobbing in gratitude, continues on) However, I use them for myself. It's a good way to see what's out there if I'm going to be stopping at a library farther away and am looking for a book- or if I'm considering ILL and want to know if such a thing may be possible. I used this opportunity to do some more 'snooping' and 'exploring' on what exactly is possible on these databases. So, although I don't use them to help our patrons, I know that they are truly a tool that are patrons benefit from!