Transforming library services at one of Nigeria’s leading academic institutions: it’s not business as usual

An interview with Abdullahi I. Musa, Interim University Librarian, Ahmadu Bello University | July 23, 2015

Ahmadu Bello University library

Repositioning the library for the global stage

Is it time to re-envision the role of academic librarians in faculty research?

Barbara Brydges and Kim Clarke, University of Calgary | July 15, 2015

When an open-ended offer of research support was made to faculty members, they all sought some form of assistance with literature searching. But is this an area librarians want to explore further, and if yes, can they deepen this relationship from support to collaboration?

Automating IR updates: The University of Florida and Elsevier answer questions about their institutional repository pilot project

By Judith Coffey Russell, University of Florida, and Alicia Wise, Elsevier | July 13, 2015

University of Florida institutional repository

ScienceDirect can share article metadata and full text directly with the institutional repository, so the university’s output has a better chance of being found by users and showcased within the institutional repository.

More than 725 librarians have registered to take part in the Mendeley Librarian Certification Program, including 10 librarians from the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Journey from entomologist to librarian

By Judith E. Pasek, University of Wyoming | June 22, 2015

Judith E. Pasek

“You want to be a librarian?” That is the reaction I often got when telling friends and colleagues that I was following a successful career as an entomologist with the study of librarianship.

Join us for networking, refreshments and conversations about scholarly sharing and alternative metrics at the Elsevier booth #504. Sessions will include Rise of Alternative Metrics in Scholarly Research and Scholarly Sharing - how librarians and publishers can work together to support researchers.

Shining a light on the reference librarian role as reference services adapt to users’ needs

By Magnus Osahon Igbinovia, University of Ibadan-Nigeria and Esther Oluwayinka Solanke, Redeemer’s University | June 8, 2015

Reference desk at Redeemer's University library in Nigeria

The question of whether or not a reference librarian is still relevant is tantamount to asking whether or not man needs illumination in dark places. We believe that reference librarians are more relevant than ever in this information age.

Learn about the services offered by the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) to help researchers manage their data, and how the libraries, PURR and the research office collaborate.

Librarians can enhance services for early career researchers with Elsevier’s new Publishing Campus

Free online “campus” supports researchers in their drive to publish | May 27, 2015

Elsevier Publishing Campus screenshot

How can early career researchers get a footing in research and publishing? Librarians play an important role by helping researchers to develop the knowledge and skills they need. Elsevier's Publishing Campus provides training modules and seminars free of charge via an intuitive platform

Could you elaborate on collaborating with faculty? Do you think that doing action research is suitable for librarians? Do you have any advice for librarians working outside of academic libraries interested in getting started in research?