North Carolina Libraries, Vol 63, No 1 (2005)

Academic and Special Library Collaboration in North Carolina: the MAHEC/WCU Partnership

Timothy V. Carstens


Distance education is a rapidly expanding segment of the education marketplace, and the ability to support remote students with appropriate and quality services has become a major challenge for libraries. This article is concerned with library support for nursing students who are enrolled in a distance education program. Specifically, this article describes a collaborative arrangement wherein the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) provides Western Carolina University (WCU) students with library services.

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