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.


Reimagining outreach to students: A tale of two Florida academic libraries

Barbara G. Tierney, University of Central Florida Libraries, and Linda K. Colding, Florida Gulf Coast University | Apr 15, 2019

Reimagining Outreach to Students

This is the second article of a two-part series highlighting outreach activities to students and faculty at two Florida universities. This article focuses on activies that support student outreach and engagement, while the first article focuses on outreach activies to faculty.

Using social networks for personal branding

Daniella Smith, University of North Texas | Mar 21, 2019

Social networks and branding

Each year, hundreds of new library professionals enter the job market, while seasoned library professionals look for opportunities to upgrade their careers. Regardless of where they are in their careers, these library professionals have something in common. Their ability to stand out from the competition relies on their ability to showcase their talents through personal branding.


Come visit Elsevier booth #610 at ACRL 2019 in April, and bookmark conference sessions on artificial intelligence, liaison/subject librarians and research metrics, future research scenarios and more. We’ll also have a fun booth activity during the reception and exhibit hours.


WEBINAR recording now available | Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

With Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director; and Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, Director Analytics, Elsevier, and COUNTER Executive Committee | Feb 25, 2019



In this February 21, 2019 webinar, presenters highlighted key points in the development of the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5, touching on the development of the new release, introduction of new metric types and a deep dive into the new reports. Step-by-step instructions of these new reports were presented to the audience along with common use cases and scenarios.


From tradition to innovation: The evolutionary history of a library

An interview with Professor Chen Jin, Director, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library | Feb 15, 2019

Chen Jin

Library Director Chen Jin describes a decade-long journey to improve the quality of library services and expand the library’s influence at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Learn how his library achieved these goals by streamlining departments, launching a pan-disciplinary service system and focusing on library culture.

Improving information literacy with an engaging library website

Jordan Kaufman and Rachel Fleming-May, University of Tennessee | Feb 15, 2019

University of Tennessee Website

This article shares findings from a University of Tennessee review of 25 library website services and resources for graduate students. Learn more about what they discovered and their recommendations for improving student outreach activities.


Download the Library Connect 2018 Digest to receive information about what services and priorities are important at other libraries that you may want to implement in your own library this year.