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Needful Terms for New Librarians

This guide is for new employees at Emerson Library. It is designed to help these employees learn key terms, tools, and concepts so that they can integrate quickly into library operations.

Library Software and Tools

Library Software and Tools

Article Linker: Connected to ILLiad, Article Linker facilitates acquiring journal articles not carried in full-text in the library databases.

Canvas/WorldClassroom: The online part of a Webster University students educational experience.

ILLiad: The Interlibrary Loan Service through which patrons can request materials not available through Webster University or its MOBIUS consortium (also handles document delivery to extended and international patrons).

Mendeley: A common citation and reference manager used by the student population of the University.

MOBIUS: A consortium of over sixty libraries that collaborate to provide books to patrons that their home libraries do not have in their catalogs

Sierra: Sierra is the name of the circulation software employed by the library.