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There is knowledge that comes from a book, article or online tutorial — these are resources we turn to time and again. Then there is knowledge that comes from a lively group of peers interacting on a regular and often instantaneous basis to help solve problems. This knowledge is, as the advertisement goes, priceless!

Get to know your users better: Seven secrets for successful surveys

Donna Carroll, University of Leiden | Mar 13, 2012

With increasing tuition on the horizon for undergraduates at UK universities, students see themselves as customers of the education system and, as such, their expectations of academic provisions are growing. Academic libraries must ensure their services and resources remain needs-focused. At the University of Warwick Library we continually ask for feedback from our user community — often using online surveys — to inform future developments.

The Power to the Librarian project illuminates the experiences of exceptional library professionals who are empowering their users to achieve great success. These experiences are explored in a series of case studies available here: Power to the Librarian case studies.

The Power to the Librarian project illuminates the experiences of exceptional library professionals who are empowering their users to achieve great success. These experiences are explored in a series of case studies available here: Power to the Librarian case studies.

The Power to the Librarian project illuminates the experiences of exceptional library professionals who are empowering their users to achieve great success. These experiences are explored in a series of case studies available here: Power to the Librarian case studies.

Elsevier’s 14th annual Digital Libraries Symposium was held during the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association in Dallas on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. More than 150 librarians heard a panel discuss “Beyond the Database: Digital Services Enabling Patrons’ Success,” which focused on how digital services supported by the library helped patrons achieve their goals. Below is a synopsis of the panelists’ remarks.

South Ural State University (SUSU) is one of the largest universities in the Urals, Russia, and was categorized as a national research university in 2010. More than 55,000 students are enrolled in SUSU and its affiliates in the cities of Chelyabinsk and Tyumen. In addition to supporting the university’s mission to develop and implement innovative educational and scientific programs, the library plays a key role in preserving the university’s intellectual heritage.

Nordic librarians explore the role of academic libraries

Michaela Kurschildgen, Elsevier | Mar 13, 2012

Is the bridge between scientific research and academic libraries becoming longer or shorter? How are these areas intersecting like never before? These were a few of the topics explored in the 9th Nordic Librarian Forum on Nov. 2–3, 2011 in Copenhagen.

Library Advocacy Toolkit

Sept 28, 2015

With the advent of online usage, it’s more critical than ever for librarians to raise the profile of their resources and services by communicating the value they add to their institutions. The following information can help librarians plan and execute an advocacy campaign, or focus on individual lobbying efforts.
 
How-to tips for advocacy campaigns
 

    Different types of manuscripts are organized in different ways and contain different components. Though one does not have to follow a rigid outline, following generally accepted and expected practices can help the reader understand what you are saying.