Preparing Staff for Federated Searching: A Community of Practice Approach Academic Article uri icon


  • This article outlines one library's staff-training program for a newly implemented federated search product and lessons learned from the process. The discussion examines federated searching from the patron's point of view and introduces a community of practice approach to training staff. The approach aims to help staff learn how to embrace federated searching as an additional research tool to complement search features already in place.

published proceedings

  • Internet Reference Services Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Goodwin, S., & Gola, C. H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Goodwin, Susan||Gola, Christina Hoffman

publication date

  • January 2008