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Shining a light on the reference librarian role as reference services adapt to users’ needs

By Magnus Osahon Igbinovia, University of Ibadan-Nigeria and Esther Oluwayinka Solanke, Redeemer’s University | June 8, 2015

Reference desk at Redeemer's University library in Nigeria

The question of whether or not a reference librarian is still relevant is tantamount to asking whether or not man needs illumination in dark places. We believe that reference librarians are more relevant than ever in this information age.

Learn about the services offered by the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) to help researchers manage their data, and how the libraries, PURR and the research office collaborate.

Librarians can enhance services for early career researchers with Elsevier’s new Publishing Campus

Free online “campus” supports researchers in their drive to publish | May 27, 2015

Elsevier Publishing Campus screenshot

How can early career researchers get a footing in research and publishing? Librarians play an important role by helping researchers to develop the knowledge and skills they need. Elsevier's Publishing Campus provides training modules and seminars free of charge via an intuitive platform

Could you elaborate on collaborating with faculty? Do you think that doing action research is suitable for librarians? Do you have any advice for librarians working outside of academic libraries interested in getting started in research?

My Research Dashboard is a free service to Elsevier authors that will allow them to understand how their publications are being read, shared and cited within days of being published.

This brochure is a great reference for librarians who want to publish and a teaching tool to help researchers maximize the impact of their articles.

Access the webinar recording and other resources from the April 16, 2015, Library Connect webinar with Carol Tenopir, Manon Burger and Wouter Haak.

Growing ORCIDs at Texas A&M University Libraries

By Catherine Pepper, Heather K. Moberly, and Gail P. Clement, Texas A&M University | Apr 13, 2015

Texas A&M University ORCID promotion

Texas A&M University Libraries has minted nearly 17,000 ORCID iDs, integrating the researcher identifiers into the thesis and dissertation workflows of graduate students, and developing a robust outreach and education program.

Have you ever wondered whether you would flourish or flounder while managing a one-person library? If you would like to explore whether you have the skills and personality for the job, take this fun and enlightening checklist drawn from the new book "Managing the One-Person Library."

 
"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