The digital media lab: A library creative space for supporting multimodal assignments

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | May 16, 2018

Georgetown University, Gelardin New Media Center and Maker Hub

Where would you go if you were working on a creative project and needed to use digital video or audio software and equipment, but did not want to invest thousands of dollars to buy these high-tech products? A library, of course!

The power and the challenges of collaboration for academic libraries

By Jeremy Atkinson, LIS Consultant | May 11, 2018

Collaboration for Academic Libraries

 The author analyzed a range of case studies that provide useful insights into the nature and effectiveness of collaborative activities and innovative approaches in academic libraries. Grouping them into five categories, he shares a few examples of each.


This spring we are bringing new possibilities to enhance your Scopus proficiency!


Three webinars in German are being offered to update you on the latest Scopus improvements, provide you with tips and tricks on identifying appropriate journals to publish your research in, and to inform you on the how Scopus data is used for journal ranking.


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.

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.


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.



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


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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.