Download this free ebooklet to visualize the steps to developing an institutional repository in a series of process flowcharts annotated with tips and tools.

Article sharing on scholarly collaboration networks

By Fred Dylla, STM Reference Group on Scholarly Collaboration Networks | Mar 24, 2016


The global community of librarians, researchers, publishers and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) needs to work in tandem to improve the article sharing experience.

Grants now open to train LIS professionals and users in developing countries on how to use Research4Life

By Lenny Rhine, Librarians without Borders®/Medical Library Association (USA) | Mar 22, 2016

Lenny Rhine presents HINARI training in Myanmar

In December, MLA announced the expansion of the Librarians without Borders® E-library Training initiative, including the new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant that focuses on training activities for the Research4Life programs.

In recognition of International Women's Day, we would like to share a selection of articles below explore the role of gender in research performance and how analyses of gender and IS should employ gender theory.

Three C’s of library leadership in the Pacific Rim: culture, context, change

Interview with Irene Herold, University Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | Feb 22, 2016

Irene Herold, University Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

In this interview, University Librarian Irene Herold discusses library leadership in the context of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, continuous change in LIS, and higher education.

In this webinar three experienced librarians will explore outreach activities to engage various user groups, and how services and a physical space - like a research commons or makerspace - can enhance collaboration, interdisciplinarity and raise the profile of the library.

Download the Library Connect Yearbook 2015 for the year's best content in one printable PDF, covering library and information science topics such as academic identity, metrics, research data, librarian roles and more! 



What is the average number of scholarly articles downloaded per research project? How does the library stack up as a source of downloaded articles versus research social networks? Find out in this infographic featuring responses from 1,000 faculty members, researchers and PhD/master's students. 

How scholars share journal articles: implications for the library

By Colleen DeLory, Elsevier | Dec 7, 2015

Beyond Downloads wordcloud
The Beyond Downloads project is attempting to answer four essential research questions, including “What is a more complete use and value of articles?” to report more fully on the value the library delivers to the institution. Learn about this international collaboration among the University of Tennessee, Project COUNTER, Ciber Research Ltd. and Elsevier.

The topic of the 2015 Hunter Forum at ALA Midwinter will be "Raising the stakes: Librarians as partners in the research enterprise for high-impact university outcomes."