Catalog Use

Discussion Forum: Diving into the Deep End
Saturday, June 25, 4:00 – 5:30 pm; Loews New Orleans, LaFourche room

The Catalog Use Committee is hosting a discussion forum at ALA Annual 2011: Diving into the Deep End. What are the consequences for users of the new discovery tools and their reliance upon relevancy-ranked results coming from large results sets? We are soliciting "reports from the field" from a number of types of practitioners: Someone doing library instruction; a frontline reference librarian; a user experience expert who can tell us how well users are catching on to these new tools. Essentially, we are looking at the question: "How do you teach these tools to new users and older users? What challenges have you found?"

Steve Ostrem, Chair