Whether we like it or not our students will find and use Google Scholar. Librarians should be able
to explain to students the pros and cons of Google Scholar and use Google Scholar as a chance to
promote Library databases and on-line journals. Find out how Google Scholar works and options for
promoting local link resolvers. We will also discuss what we can learn from Google Scholar to help
make our existing interfaces to catalogues and databases more usable.
The workshop will help your library develop a proactive approach to Google Scholar.
Who Should Participate?
This session will benefit instruction, reference and electronic services librarians. Prior
familiarity with the Firefox browser would be an asset.
Key Topics You Will Explore
How Google Scholar works
Installing and promoting OpenURL (Firefox extension)
What do Google Scholar developers know that we should know?
Karen Hunt, Learning and Research Services Coordinator, University of Winnipeg
Karen has a Master of Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and undergraduate
degree (honours) in Geography from the University of Winnipeg. She's been the Information
Literacy Coordinator at UWinnipeg since 2000, and before that she coordinated collection development
and access services at Red River College Library and did reference at the University of Manitoba.
Since the UWinnipeg Library is small, Karen is also the Information Access Coordinator, Data
Librarian, and subject specialist for Geography, Education, Developmental Services, Environmental
Studies and Anthropology. Karen also dabbles in ColdFusion and Web design.