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AUSTIN, Texas — As students face the end-of-semester crunch of deadlines for assignments, research papers and presentations, seven University of Texas Libraries locations will sponsor “Crunch Time 2011,” promoting services including on-site assistance, subject librarian consultations and the UT Libraries Ask a Librarian IM and email services.
“Crunch Time” focuses on making students aware of relevant services at a point in the semester when they are likely to need them most, with staff on hand to help students tackle research dilemmas and expedite the process of finding authoritative resources to support their semester-end work.
"Crunch Time" takes place November 8-10, and features giveaways, timesaving handouts and the ready availability of staff at service points for both quick questions and research consultations.
“I’m thrilled to have seven UT Libraries locations participating in Crunch Time this year,” says Jenifer Flaxbart, Head Librarian for Reference and Information Services at the Perry-Castañeda Library and coordinator of the program. “With more Libraries locations involved, the reach of this effort will be extended and even more students will be connected with the information they want at point of need.”
A brief survey of service options is part of this year’s program, accessible via EID workstations across the Libraries. Students who participate will be entered in a prize drawing.
“Crunch Time 2011” takes place at the Benson Latin American Collection, the Classics Library, the Engineering Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Life Science Library, the Perry-Castañeda Library and the Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library.
“Research is not always a straight-forward process, and Crunch Time provides a great opportunity to let students know about all of the services we offer that will help them find the information they need,” says Karen Holt, librarian at the Fine Arts Library.
Crunch Time page: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/pcl/crunchtime.html