University of Toronto Central Library System
Report of the Reference Services Committee Annual Report 2000
March 15, 2000
Chair, Marian Press
- 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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