National Library Week in the US

Library Connect | Apr 1, 2019

NLW 2019

Library Connect thanks all its global contributors during National Library Week in the US, and we are proud to share this year’s articles with you.

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.


From tradition to innovation: The evolutionary history of a library

An interview with Professor Chen Jin, Director, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library | Feb 15, 2019

Chen Jin

Library Director Chen Jin describes a decade-long journey to improve the quality of library services and expand the library’s influence at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Learn how his library achieved these goals by streamlining departments, launching a pan-disciplinary service system and focusing on library culture.

Improving information literacy with an engaging library website

Jordan Kaufman and Rachel Fleming-May, University of Tennessee | Feb 15, 2019

University of Tennessee Website

This article shares findings from a University of Tennessee review of 25 library website services and resources for graduate students. Learn more about what they discovered and their recommendations for improving student outreach activities.


Download the Library Connect 2018 Digest to receive information about what services and priorities are important at other libraries that you may want to implement in your own library this year.

With the ScienceDirect KBART API, librarians gain automated access to their holdings, the range of full text content they can access, and automatic retrieval of the information by the systems they use. This API has helped inform an upcoming NISO Recommended Practice that will focus on automating the request and retrieval of KBART reports for title lists and library holdings.

Reimagining outreach to faculty: A tale of two Florida academic libraries

By Barbara G. Tierney, University of Central Florida Libraries, and Linda K. Colding, Florida Gulf Coast University | Jan 15, 2019

All smiles at the FGCU Authors Series reception

Librarian outreach to faculty is critical for raising faculty awareness and understanding of library services and collections.  This article presents outreach strategies used by two academic libraries to engage with its users in mulitple locations.

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries team was presented with the first annual Elsevier Karen Hunter Memorial Award during the recent 2018 ALA Mid-Winter Meeting. The award recognizes their work on a three-year project that demonstrates collaboration between academic libraries and publishers to create interoperable information systems that benefit organizations.