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Sharon E. Hunt
Librarian & Citation Analyst
520-318-8360 FAX
Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sharon Hunt

NOAO Library
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726
Hours: Open 24 hours/day

NOAO Library

NOAO Library Services

The librarian offers many services to the NOAO staff:
    Research Assistance
    • Conduct research to fulfill staff informational requests
    • Locate and obtain books, journals, and journal articles
    • Provide current awareness service - notify staff of information in and outside of library in their areas of interest
    • Supply expert guidance in searching for information and using databases such as ADS
    Physical Collection
    • Manage print collections of books and journals, many going back for decades
    • Purchase books and journals to support research endeavors
    Meeting and Study Space
    • Provide community area for research and collaboration
    • Provide public computers, study tables, and printer
    • Provide areas for quiet study
    • Preserve, organize, and provide access to materials on NOAO's institutional history, including the NOAO Digital Archives, accessible through the Intranet main menu
    Publications Tracking
    • Maintain lists of publications by NOAO Scientific Staff and by researchers utilizing data from observations on NOAO telescopes and on non-NOAO telescopes to which NOAO has granted community-access time
    • Offer assistance in compiling and editing bibliographic references and lists

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NOAO Library Service Metrics

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Library Metrics


      Physical Collection: Circulated 648 books

      Information Research: Filled 1018 reference requests

      Publications Tracking: Identified 1200 unique staff & telescope data publications

      Usage: During regular business hours, used 2000 times by staff for research, study, or collaborative meetings

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