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Easily update your research data management skills

Library Connect | Sept 18, 2019


The RDMLA is an online program created by a team of expert librarians consisting of eight units, which can be taken in total or separately, designed for the practicing librarian who wants to learn about RDM.

Jean Shipman, Elsevier’s Vice President for Global Library Relations, will retire from Elsevier as of November 30, 2019.  With knowledge from a 37-year career in librarianship and a lifelong learner mindset, Jean approached her role with a keen desire to create greater alignment between Elsevier and the library community. Please join us in wishing Jean all the best in her next adventures and stay tuned for an announcement about her successor.

Building a university library into one of the most influential in China

An interview with Ming Nie, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library, China | Sept 10, 2019

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How Ming Nie, library director of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library in China, is working toward making the library into one of the most influential in China. Article is available in English and Simplified Chinese.

Inside East Asian librarianship: managing information and cultural collections

By Patrick Lo, University of Tsukuba, Japan | Aug 29, 2019

The author takes you on a tour of East Asian collections in libraries around the world including the Vatican, Britian, Hong Kong, US and others. 

Thinking outside of the library: emotional intelligence for all

By Debra Lucas, D’Youville College, New York | Aug 28, 2019

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and regulate emotions in ourselves and in others. The author presents the ideology that librarians can think out of the box, or library literature, and use EI to manage multiple situations with ingenuity and empathy.

Library entrepreneurship: taking a lesson from business history

By Alvin Hutchinson, Smithsonian Libraries | Aug 27, 2019

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Current trends indicate the necessity for libraries to develop new services to remain relevant to their parent institutions, many of which may require a more entrepreneurial approach.

Using Twitter to connect with faculty

By Nina Verishagen, Tasha Maddison and Alexandria Delorme, Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Aug 20, 2019


Following a library’s evaluation of their social media efforts, data revealed an interested fact about their Twitter platform. The students weren’t engaging as they expected, but faculty were! Armed with this information, they shifted gears and started making faculty their new target audience.

Webinar: October 10 | Open science roundup: tools for collaborative research and early discovery

With Promita Chatterji, Shirley Decker-Lucke, Wouter Haak, Wim Meester, Matteo Ripamonti, Steve Watson | Aug 13, 2019

In this live webinar, Elsevier product managers will present tools that enable more inclusive, collaborative and transparent research.

Managing conflict in the intergenerational library workplace

Sara Holder, University of Illinois Library, and Amber Lannon, Carleton University | July 29, 2019

Managing conflict in the intergenerational library workplace

Conflict is inevitable in any workplace, and libraries are no exception. Some of the factors that can cause conflict may be similar within a generational cohort but can vary substantially across age groups. For managers who lead intergenerational teams, an understanding of how different age groups function can help you deal effectively with conflict should it arise. 

Engaging with science and technology at the library

Eileen Harrington, University of Maryland Libraries | July 23, 2019

An author's overview of science literacy in the US, issues around retention in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields, pubic engagement with science research, and the roles that academic libraries can play in this arena.