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.

The new COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 is consistent, unambiguous, and flexible. This article will help prepare you for the new release.

WEBINAR February 21 | Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

With Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, and Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee | Jan 2, 2019

COUNTER for Libraries

In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. 

Makerspaces: High-tech and low-tech locations to expand creativity in the academic library

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University | Jan 2, 2019

ECU Makerspace

In a university setting, makerspaces are usually associated with entrepreneurship and innovation efforts on campus. Unlike other creative spaces, makerspaces may charge a small cost for the use of materials. This article includes a case study from East Carolina University's Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center. 

You are cordially invited to Save the Date for The Hunter Forum, hosted by Elsevier Library Connect at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, Seattle, Washington.

In 2018 there were so many great articles submitted to Library Connect. Here’s a list of the most popular articles in case you missed any of them.

Telling a better research story with a broader suite of metrics

By Gali Halevi, Mount Sinai Health System Libraries | Dec 9, 2018

Plum X metrics

How Mount Sinai Health System Libraries measures success by demonstrating a positive impact through metrics, not only tracking their publications’ impact, but how they feature those publications. 

WEBINAR now available | Library value through the lens of student success, research outcomes and collection impact

With Melissa Bowles-Terry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries; Melissa Goertzen, Consultant and Information Manager; Karen Gutzman, Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center | Nov 29, 2018

Library Connect Webinar

Webinar recording and slides from July 12, 2018, Library value through the lens of student success, research outcomes and collection impact.

A strategic look at research support and open science services at our library

By Helena Silvennoinen-Kuikka, University of Eastern Finland Library | Nov 26, 2018

University of Eastern Finland Library

Discover how an academic library examined its research services and decided to undertake an ambitious overhaul highlighting open science. Helena Silvennoinen-Kuikka, University of Eastern Finland Library, explores their three-year approach to evaluating and implementing new services, the lessons learned in the process, and what is next on the horizon.



Say it loud and say it proud: the superhero approach to being a librarian scholar!

By Leo Appleton, Goldsmiths, University of London | Nov 26, 2018

Say it loud and say it proud, by Leo Appleton

The author highlights ways in which librarians and information professionals can share and “shout” about their successes and achievements through engaging in scholarly activity. He also highlights his “superhero roadshow,” a workshop in which participants are asked to think about their professional achievements and how they could turn them into scholarly outputs.