Bridging the Gap between Library Services in Academic Libraries Worldwide: A Visiting Librarian Model

Title

Bridging the Gap between Library Services in Academic Libraries Worldwide: A Visiting Librarian Model

Subject

Comparative studies; Comparative librarianship; Library outreach programs; Tong ji da xue (China); University of Central Florida. Library

Description

This article discusses an experience of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Library when hosting a visiting librarian from Tongji University Library in Shanghai, China, in 2015. Unlike most other visiting programs in the U.S., UCF's hosting experience offers a year-long, broad-based training in several functional areas facilitated by library administration and two bilingual librarians. The initial goals were to promote dialogue and understanding between the academic systems of the two countries, and ultimately to enhance the international users' library experience in their quest to study at foreign institutions. Through describing this visiting program and discussing its findings and assessments, the authors concluded longer term visiting programs like this can benefit both the visiting and hosting libraries and bridge the gap of academic libraries across the world.

Creator

Xu, Jing; Zhang, Ying; Deng, Sai

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

English

Type

publication; text

Date Available

5/1/2017

Date Issued

6/28/2015

Extent

258-268

Bibliographic Citation

Zhang, Y., Deng, S. and Xu, J. (2015). Bridging the Gap Between Library Services in Academic Libraries: A Visiting Librarian Model. International Information & Library Review, Volume 48, 2016, Issue 4, doi: 10.1080/10572317.2016.1243961

Collection

Citation

Xu, Jing; Zhang, Ying; Deng, Sai, “Bridging the Gap between Library Services in Academic Libraries Worldwide: A Visiting Librarian Model,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed November 20, 2019, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/261.