Extending Our Reach

Surveying, Analyzing, and Planning Outreach to Extension Staff

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Abstract

This study describes how University of Minnesota Extension staff locate and use information to accomplish daily activities. The major findings were: (a) information seeking is a daily or weekly need; (b) staff use predominately online resources from a variety of sources—peer-reviewed journals, technical or research reports, and government information—and use search engines most frequently to locate them; and (c) Extension staff are aware of the majority of library resources and services. Extension staff welcome advanced information-seeking tools and techniques for professional development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-281
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Information
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Extending Our Reach : Surveying, Analyzing, and Planning Outreach to Extension Staff. / Mastel, Kristen L.

In: Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 268-281.

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