Faculty and librarians alike have been observing the ever expanding roles of Google in the research and intellectual field with mixed feelings. It has become an undisputable fact that Google has become a convenient first stop for many information seekers and researchers. Libraries are facing the challenge of staying relevant in the open web world. To meet the challenge, libraries have taken the strategy of collaborating with Google. You can now search and view some of our library collections through Google Scholar. To learn how, please check out our handout at http://teach.jsr.vccs.edu/library/googlelib.doc .
To learn more about the collaboration and integration between Google and libraries, please listen to the analysis from Jenny Walker, Corporate vice-president of Ex Libris: Where Google and Libraries Meet at http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/displayevent.aspx?rID=10905&fID=345