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.

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.

A chancellor's chief of staff shares insight into the administration's frame of reference and how librarians can use this knowledge to advance their worthy cause. She shares tips on doing your homework before a meeting, using library advocates, choosing the right terminology and more.


WEBINAR now available | Showcase your institution's research (and library capabilities!)

With Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota; Andy Herzog, UT Arlington; Maureen Schlangen, University of Dayton | Mar 26, 2018

Jan Fransen, Andy Herzog and Maureen Schlangen

On March 15, 2018, Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota; Andy Herzog, UT Arlington; Maureen Schlangen, University of Dayton, provided insight into Helping faculty to tell their research stories with metrics and more, supporting data achiving and faculty outreach, and using data from robust faculty profiles to enrich other systems and reports. View the webinar, download the slides and link to resources below. 

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Trends, challenges and opportunities for LIS education: an interview with Carol Tenopir

Akhilesh K.S. Yadav, Tata Institute of Social Sciences | Mar 23, 2018

Carol Tenopir

Discover what Carol Tenopir, Chancellor's Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Information Sciences, has to say about the evolution of library resources and services, trends like open science, and the resulting impact on LIS education.