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Ensemble cast: reinventing first-year library orientation to feature all departments

Mallory Jallas and Kevin Moore, Gettysburg College | June 12, 2019

As the year winds down, you may already be planning new student orientation activities to showcase your library and services. This unique program, designed by a committee of departments, offers insight into the types of activities they implemented to help enhance interaction between library staff and students.

 

Are you interested in improving your research data management skills? You may be interested in the RDMLA online learning academy that includes eight curricular units that can be taken individually or as a complete program. 

WEBINAR recording now available: What key faculty findings reveal for libraries

With Christine Wolff-Eisenberg and Melissa Blankstein, Ithaka S+R | May 30, 2019

In this recent webinar, presenters shared a library-lens version of the Ithaka S+R US 2018 Faculty Survey results. They analysed faculty research findings, teaching and publishing practices, and ideas for how librarians could incorporate this knowledge into the design of programs and services.

Reference, subject, liaison, research support, outreach ... these are librarian roles that are constantly evolving in sync with the needs of their core constituencies. In this webinar, three librarians will discuss their research into and experience of learning new skills and facilitating the use of new services for today's research community.

Building good relationships: Exploring the “hangout factor” in liaison work

Ellen Hampton Filgo and Sha Towers, Baylor University Libraries | May 14, 2019

A Baylor librarian "hanging out" with a faculty member

An examination of informal "hangout" activities shows that these simple social interactions can lead to better relationship with faculty and successes in work with liaison departments.

Webinar: May 23 | What key faculty findings reveal for libraries

With Christine Wolff-Eisenberg and Melissa Blankstein, Ithaka S+R | Apr 23, 2019

Would you like to explore opportunities to evolve or shape new library services based on quantitative data? Join us for a webinar presentation of the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey where presenters will share insights into faculty research, teaching and publishing practices, and ideas for how librarians could incorporate this knowledge into the design of programs and services.

Call for Nominations: Second Annual Karen Hunter Memorial Award. The award recognizes demonstrated evidence of the desire to encourage collaborations between librarians and publishers or exemplar experience with advancing information dissemination via technology.

Conversations with global academic and research library leaders

Patrick Lo, University of Tsukuba, Japan | Apr 22, 2019

Global directors of prominent research libraries share their views on today’s academic librarianship. They share personal anecdotes about their professional experiences and give valuable insights into the contemporary demands on library leadership.

Supporting students and faculty with an institution-led publishing program

Lisa DeLuca, Seton Hall University | Apr 17, 2019

A new institutional repository at Seton Hall University, a private Catholic university with three campuses in New Jersey, is serving as a publishing platform for electronic theses and dissertations, open access journals, and educational resources. With global usage now approaching 3 million downloads, the IR is building digital literacy among students and increasing communication across departments.