Library Council
University of Toronto Central Library System

Report of the Reference Services Committee Annual Report 2000

March 15, 2000

Chair, Marian Press

Accomplished Goals:

  • met monthly throughout the year.
  • provided a forum for discussion of problems and concerns around the provision of reference services in the central and campus libraries.
  • provided a forum for committee members to report on new initiatives in reference in their libraries, or elsewhere.
  • continued to assist in the testing of potential new online databases/electronic journals and to report problems and successes with existing electronic resources to others. The REFINFO mailing list continues to prove useful for this purpose.
  • continued to recommend annually a member to the Serials User Group and a member to the Acquisitions Users Group. In addition, one member is serving on the Task Force on Services at a Distance, and another as a representative to the Cooperative Online Resources Catalog (CORC).

Highlights of the Year:

  • held a further day-long workshop in the AReference and Instruction for the New Millennium@ series as a joint session with York and Ryerson University Libraries. Entitled the AEdgework Institute,@ the workshop was aimed at stimulating individual and group creativity in our new and rapidly changing work environment.
  • established a Web Advisory Group to provide input and feedback to the web coordinator on the design and functionality of the Library's web page.
  • extended the membership of the Reference Services Committee to include representation from Collection Development.
  • provided input to the Task Force on Services at a Distance.

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