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Regional & Distance Services

Click on photo to link to Regional Campuses Main USF Page

"Regional Students" ... "Distance Learning" ... "Regional Campuses" ....

You've heard these terms, but you might not know what they mean in relation to our library. You know it has something to do with people not here in San Francisco, but you don't know if they have special privileges or if special services are available for them...

...well, be confused no more! Prepare to be enlightened regarding the world of Distance Learning (unless you're Taryn, in which case you are already very enlightened)!

Regional & Distance Services is the name we gave to the department of the library that provides Document Delivery services to regional students as well as bridges the physical disconnect between the regional campus libraries and the USF main campus.

Document Delivery is similar to the concept of InterLibrary Loan, but it is an internal query-- in other words, it is a service Vicki Rosen and Eric Shappy provide to regional students in where articles and books available at the Gleeson Library, in addition to material we do not have here at the library, are mailed to the regional students at their home or office address.

Please check out the Regional & Distance Services and Document Delivery websites:

The Regional & Distance Services website has an overview of the department, as well as links to each regional campus homepage.

The Document Delivery website has links to:

• article request forms
• book request forms
• printable, prepaid return labels!
• rules & guidelines
• podcasts with multimedia demonstrations of how to execute Document Delivery requests

I highly recommend checking out some headphones and watching the podcasts on one of the Macs at the back of the Reference Desk when you are working. They are informative and are both very short.

Click On Photo to Link to the Document Delivery Website

Sample Article Request Form -- Click on Photo to Link to Actual Form

Sample Book Request Form -- Click on Photo to Link to Actual Form

How this most directly affects you: Whenever a patron calls regarding anything related to finding a book, finding an article, Document Delivery, or Interlibrary Loan, make sure to find out where they attend classes or what campus they work at! If they attend classes or work at any campus besides the San Francisco main campus, direct the patron to the Document Delivery website, where they are able to fill out request forms for articles and books. The staff here at the library will make sure the article is mailed to the student as quickly as possible.

If a regional student, staff, or faculty call to ask about a journal article that is not available in print here at the Gleeson Library or through our electronic resources, still direct the patron to the Document Delivery form on the website; Distance Learning staff will serve regional students', staff's, and faculty's Interlibrary Loan/Link+ requests as well, but the same rules and time periods apply.

If someone attends class at one of these campuses, they are a regional student:

• San Ramon
• Cupertino
• Santa Rosa
• Sacramento
• Los Angeles;
there is also a Sport Management Program in
• Orange, CA (Southern California)

And if all else fails... have the regional student email regional@usfca.edu or call 1-800-441-4355 to inquire or ask questions.

If you have any questions or comments, let Kelci know!


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 4th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Oh how enlightening! ...really! Now I know... -Linda
Nov. 5th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
very detail~ thank you
Nov. 6th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
seems kinda complicated...hope i'll remember all the details

Nov. 6th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
I am now wiser beyond my years! Got the enlightenment.
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
Yes, you just described my life. Good job, you broke it down nicely.

Nov. 8th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
Very detailed, thank you! -Ann
Nov. 15th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! -Fredacille
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