"Solo librarians must be everything and everyone to serve their clients well, whether they are physically present in their libraries or not." — Larry Cooperman, Managing the One-Person Library

New poster introduced at ACRL reimagines “Never underestimate the importance of a librarian”

Featuring images from Library Connect Photo Contest winners Jeff Bailey and Michelle Price | Mar 23, 2015

Crop of Library Connect Photo Contest poster

Librarians play a vital role in enabling research breakthroughs and real-world solutions. This vital role is celebrated in “Never underestimate the importance of a librarian."

Congratulations to Molly D. Boyd, University of Arkansas, and Kelly Visnak, University of Wyoming, who won the new second (2nd) edition of "The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences" at ACRL 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

This Library Connect Blueprint for Success on starting an LIS research project provides inspiration, guidance and resources from a leading LIS researcher.

Many librarians have a dual role with respect to research: leading their own research/participating as part of a research team, and advising other researchers on achieving research impact.

View the webinar, download the slides and link to resources from the Feb. 26, 2015 event with Judith Coffey Russell, University of Florida; Alicia Wise, Elsevier; Michael Witt, Purdue University; and James Toon, University of Edinburgh.

The self-paced online Librarian Certification Program from Mendeley covers functionality, how to demonstrate Mendeley, and how to promote it to users. Incentives include Mendeley promotional material valued up to $250 and a free premium upgrade for 500 users at the librarian’s institution.

Data mining on vendor-digitized collections

By Lindsay King, Yale University | Jan 21, 2015

Data-mining tools are being used to ask questions none of us could imagine answering before. This article explores the librarian’s role in data mining and provides an example of a collection of data mining experiments in digital humanities.

Many types of institutional and research repositories exist to address different institutional needs, digital collections and research outputs. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the different approaches their institutions have taken, their mandates, software and systems, and staffing.

A collection of article PDFs and additional resources with a focus on metrics, research data, supporting users, and academic identity to enjoy away from your desk and email!