Several university libraries recently partnered with Elsevier to study the need for a Research Data Management Librarian Academy that could provide online RDM training. Read more and share your experiences by taking the RDM training survey.

The next generation of library managers

By Amber Lannon, Carleton University, and Sara Holder, UIUC | Apr 24, 2018

Taking on a management role can be a challenge at any stage of your career, but doing it when you are among the youngest in a workplace can bring an additional age bias into the mix. Librarians share some types for managing a multigenerational workforce. 

ORCID integration at the UNLV Libraries

By A.L. Carson, Matthew Murray and John Novak, University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Apr 23, 2018

UNLV Libraries’ ORCID Day table

UNLV Libraries shares the initial aims, staffing needs and change in direction for its ongoing ORCID implementation. After discovering that some of the project aims were non-scalable, they changed the goal to ORCID outreach and adoption with a robust program for on-campus promotion.

RA21 explained: A project that aims to revolutionize access to library content

Library Connect interviews Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO | Apr 20, 2018

RA21 Devices

Learn more about RA21 (Resource Access for the 21st Century) is a joint initiative by STM, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, and NISO, the US-based National Information Standards Organization, to explore alternatives to traditional access and identity management tools - a problem facing librarians around the globe.


It is National Library Week in the US and Library Connect thanks all the  librarians - from all over the world - who contribute to Library Connect. Here are this year’s articles that may be of interest to you or your colleagues. Earlier articles are all available on Library Connect here.


Join our presenters as they share their experiences and best practices for implementing research data management (RDM) solutions on campus and discuss examples of workflows that have enhanced reproducibility.



You are cordially invited to the following Elsevier-hosted events at the MLA 2018 – Atlanta, Georgia. Scroll down the page for details on each event and registration links.


  • Embase Sunrise Seminar & Breakfast
    Librarian Roles in Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Luncheon for Medical Librarians
    Collaboration for Innovation


Embase Sunrise Seminar & Breakfast

The case for creativity and creative spaces in libraries

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University | Apr 9, 2018

Librarians are likely familiar with the concept of “creative activity” when it comes to defining research done at their institutions. In this first article of a series on creative library spaces, you'll learn about innovative libraries that have created new technology-rich spaces and how to advocate for these spaces in your library.


Using key performance indicators to measure library performance

By Leo Appleton, Goldsmiths, University of London | Apr 4, 2018

Goldsmiths University of London Library

Librarians are meticulous when collecting statistics, data and metrics, as it ensures rich data and information about library services, quality and performance. In this article, the author discusses how key performance indicators (KPIs), when used in the right context, can be an invaluable and powerful tool in this endeavour, including measuring top-level performance against a library’s strategic outcomes.


Librarians at the forefront of change in advancing information literacy in higher education

By Clarence Maybee, Purdue University Libraries | Mar 29, 2018

The author shares insights into Purdue's IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) program which provides academic librarians with tools and strategies for working with faculty and departments to integrate information literacy into disciplinary courses.