From pilot to launch: A step-by-step approach to developing an OER program and OA journals

By Michele Gibney, University of the Pacific | Oct 23, 2018

OER Display at University of the Pacific

A new program at The University of the Pacific offers faculty an opportunity to review, adopt and create open materials to help offset student textbook costs. The pilot program started in the summer of 2017 and has already saved students over $110,000. They’ve also launched two brand new OA journals including a student written and edited publication. 


Find links to information literacy resources below to support your one-to-one, classroom and workshop training on topics ranging from literature search to the publishing process. This information literacy resource update refreshes and adds to resources from a popular 2017 article.

Tackling current and future use collection assessments through one dashboard

By Melissa Goertzen, Consultant and Information Manager | Sept 28, 2018


The author spent a decade building and assessing electronic collections for universities and the largest challenge was the absence of tools that captured current usage trends alongside impact metrics. She found that the Elsevier Product Insight for Customers (E-PIC) fills this assessment gap. 


It has been a year of discovery for Jean Shipman as she embraced her role as a conduit between Elsevier and the library world. Learn more about her work with other librarians, associations and within Elsevier to advance initiatives in librarian training, library value and health literacy.

No wrong approach to planning an academic library orientation

Kylie Bailin, Lafayette College; Benjamin Jahre, Lafayette College; Sarah Morris, UNC Chapel-Hill | Sept 19, 2018

Kylie Bailin and students

Library orientations can take on many forms depending on their library’s size, mission, budget, or parent institution. There are many paths to success, and what works for one institution may not be practical for another. Here are six aspects of orientations to consider, and some tips to help you in planning your own event.

In 2017 librarians shared their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics including information literacy, scholarly communication, librarian roles, and research metrics via Library Connect articles, webinars and special content. Download the digest to get all the information in one place.

In this recorded webinar, librarians share how they are assisting with the development of research ecosystems and services, and how they apply tools and training for these services. 

Training and development for librarians: Why bother?

By Leo Appleton, Goldsmiths, University of London | Aug 21, 2018

Continual Professional Development (CPD) Word Cloud

Leo Appleton, Goldsmiths University of London, presents his brief overview of the why, how and what of developing and implementing a training and continual professional development policy within a library. The article is based on his personal experience and explores why he believes CPD is strategically important in leading and managing library services.


The impact of library instruction on student success

By Melissa Bowles-Terry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries | July 16, 2018

UNLV Libraries

The GWLA Student Learning Outcomes task force analyzed the data from more than 42,000 first-time, first-year students and more than 1,700 distinct courses from 12 research institutions to determine the impact(s) of information literacy instruction integrated into course curriculum on several measures of student success. Find out more about the highlights from the study including key findings and future directions.


The data visualization lab: Library support for the graphical output of research information

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | July 11, 2018

Duke University, The Edge

SAS, SPSS, GIS, NVivo, R: The names may sound like alphabet soup, but these data visualization software suites have helped libraries provide a new kind of creative space and a slate of services. This article is the fourth in a series about creative spaces in libraries and focuses on Data Visualization Labs.

SAS, SPSS, GIS, NVivo, R: The names may sound like alphabet soup, but these data visualization software suites have helped libraries provide a new kind of creative space and a slate of services.