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

Conversations with Global Academic and Research Library Leaders

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.