Library Connect Newsletter

In 2014, the Library Connect Newsletter adopted an electronic-only delivery model with 10 issues per year delivered via email. The following is an archive of the former print newsletter from 2003-2013.

The Library and the Research Enterprise — 2013 | Vol. 11 | No. 3

In this issue librarians explore how the library continues to retool to support the research enterprise, and reflect on the environment in which the changes are taking place.

The Social Library — 2013 | Volume 11, Number 2

Did the social library begin with using social media to promote library content, or was it about networking with peers in different locations? Regardless, the channels increased, the tools proliferated, and social began to take on a whole new form. Social as a means to communicate, create and connect.

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Research Data Management — 2013 | Volume 11, Number 1

Research data just may be the hot topic of 2013. Funding agencies are increasingly requiring that it be shared and accessible, and institutions are challenged to meet those requirements. The material itself can run the gamut from data sets to information about the researchers themselves. Libraries are taking a central role in the archiving, management and reuse of this data.

Information Literacy -- November 2012 | Volume 10 | Number 3

Librarian authors in this issue describe an information literacy journey they and their organizations are taking, and I know you will recognize yourself in one or more of these articles. From assessing user needs and program establishment to evaluation and introduction of new technologies, there are takeaways here for the most nascent and developed programs.

July 2012 | Volume 10 | Number 2
Evolving collections & services -- July 2012 | Volume 10 | Number 2

Evolving the library’s collections and services not only takes into account new technology, but also technology that’s new to you and your organization.

March 2012 | Volume 10 | Number 1
Advancing the Mission -- March 2012 | Volume 10 | Number 1

Britt Mueller, this issue's cover interview, exemplifies advancing her organization's mission. Mueller has an intense focus on the value her team brings to Qualcomm, and they have adapted and thrived by being responsive, innovative and delivering the goods time and again.

December 2011 | Volume 9 | Number 3
Librarian 2.0 and Beyond -- December 2011 | Volume 9 | Number 3

In the December 2011 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter, we discuss the changing roles of librarians in a Web 2.0/3.0 world and how now, more than ever, librarians are needed to help create value from information.

June 2011 | Volume 9 | Number 2
Marketing the Library -- June 2011 | Volume 9 | Number 2

In the June 2011 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter, librarians discuss marketing in its diverse forms, from communicating with users and management to imagining new products/services, and evaluating everything - then using the data for planning.

March 2011 | Volume 9 | Number 1
Leaving the Buildings Behind -- March 2011 | Volume 9 | Number 1

In the March 2011 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter, librarian authors from leading universities explore the pros and cons of ceding the library as a physical space in an era of digital collections.

November 2010 | Volume 8 | Number 4
The Changing Face of Content -- November 2010 | Volume 8 | Number 4

In the November 2010 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter, content innovators discuss how content has changed with the digital revolution, and what tools are available to access the knowledge within this new information ecosystem.

July 2010 | Volume 8 | Number 3
Supporting Early Career Researchers -- July 2010 | Volume 8 | Number 3

The July 2010 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter discusses how librarians are supporting early career researchers.

May 2010 | Volume 8 | Number 2
International & Interdisciplinary -- May 2010 | Volume 8 | Number 2

The May 2010 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter discusses the increasingly interdisciplinary and global nature of research, which presents exciting opportunities to think creatively and step outside of traditional paradigms.

November 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 4
Mobile Access -- November 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 4

The November 2009 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter addresses how mobile access to content is changing the way we learn, conduct research, treat patients and provide information access.

August 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 3
Changing Roles -- August 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 3

The August 2009 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter discusses changing roles and morphing environments in terms of institutional objectives and strategy.

April 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 2
Communicating Value -- April 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 2

The April 2009 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter discusses telling the librarians’ value story in a clear and compelling way that others can easily understand and appreciate.

January 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 1
Performance & Planning -- January 2009 | Volume 7 | Number 1

The January 2009 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on performance and planning, including assessing performance, analyzing data, setting benchmarks and goals, and planning for the future.

October 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 4
Advanced Technologies -- October 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 4

The October 2008 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on advanced technologies to help create innovative user services and products.

August 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 3
eLearning -- August 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 3

The August 2008 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on the latest developments in, and experiences with, eLearning.

April 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 2
Serving Millennials -- April 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 2

The April 2008 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter discusses serving millennials via strategies such as renovating physical spaces, facilitating user-created content and offering a broad set of tools to meet information needs.

January 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 1
Information Valuation -- January 2008 | Volume 6 | Number 1

The January 2008 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on information valuation or the extent to which information transforms into value, especially relative to investments made.

October 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 4
2.0 concepts and technologies -- October 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 4

The October 2007 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter explains the real impacts of 2.0 concepts and technologies.

August 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 3
Evaluation -- August 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 3

The August 2007 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on the theme of evaluation and explores how organizations are approaching the evaluation process.

April 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 2
Environmental Issues -- April 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 2

The April 2007 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter is dedicated to environmental issues.

January 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 1
ePerspectives -- January 2007 | Volume 5 | Number 1

The January 2007 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter offers an international perspective on some aspects of being e-only or e-centric.

October 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 4
October 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 4

The October 2006 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on the emergence of, and growing demands for, online books.

August 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 3
August 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 3

The August 2006 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter explores the changing global nature of science and publishing.

April 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 2
April 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 2

The April 2006 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter explains how information providers are adding value to content and helping authors and researchers across the globe.

January 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 1
January 2006 | Volume 4 | Number 1

The January 2006 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter presents insights into how knowledge about user behavior and user needs can help both librarians and publishers to optimize services offered to customers.

August 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 3
August 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 3

The theme of the August 2005 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter deals with — in the broadest sense — the challenge of improving customer service.

June 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 2
June 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 2

The June 2005 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter looks at the changing role of libraries and librarians in the increasingly digital universe.

April 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 1
April 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 1

The April 2005 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter examines what constitutes a successful library.

October 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 4
October 2005 | Volume 3 | Number 4

In the October 2005 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter, librarians across the globe talk about ways they are working to increase access to, and visibility and usage of, the resources offered by their institutions, their libraries and beyond.

December 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 4
December 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 4

The December 2004 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter highlights a number of different archival projects at libraries of diverse backgrounds.

October 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 3
October 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 3

The October 2004 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter highlights recent trends in A&I services.

April 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 1
April 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 1

In the April 2004 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter, librarians give their perspectives on how best to reach users and ensure the best use of available online resources.

June 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 2
June 2004 | Volume 2 | Number 2

The June 2004 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on ways librarians are better understanding their users’ needs and behaviors.

December 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 4
December 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 4

The December 2003 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter discusses the future of libraries, and focuses on how librarians are preparing their libraries and patrons for what the future holds.

September 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 3
September 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 3

The September 2003 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter features articles on library advocacy and examples from the field.

June 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 2
June 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 2

The June 2003 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter focuses on usage of electronic products and marketing of library services.

April 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 1
April 2003 | Volume 1 | Number 1

The April 2003 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter introduces readers to Elsevier's Library Connect program.