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Why Not Libraries? Users Identify Their Information

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Program: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc., Consulting Research Scientist,will discuss results from two IMLS-funded projects describing individuals’ preferences for finding and using information sources and services and why their first choices often do not include library sources and services.

Presenter: Lynn Silipigni, Ph.D is the Co-Principal Investigator with Marie Radford of Rutgers University in an IMLS-funded grant project to study virtual reference services. Connaway is also studying the behavior patterns of college and university information seekers in a collaborative project with The Ohio State University, also funded by an IMLS grant. More info on Dr. Connaway is available at