By Lenny Rhine, Librarians without Borders®/Medical Library Association (USA) | Sept 23, 2019
Applications for MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants are open. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards will be granted to support HINARI/Research4Life training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries.
Jean Shipman, Elsevier’s Vice President for Global Library Relations, will retire from Elsevier as of November 30, 2019. With knowledge from a 37-year career in librarianship and a lifelong learner mindset, Jean approached her role with a keen desire to create greater alignment between Elsevier and the library community.
An interview with Ming Nie, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library, China | Sept 10, 2019
Ming Nie, Library Director of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library in China, highlights his plans for turning the library into one of the most influential in China. Article is available in English and Simplified Chinese.
By Debra Lucas, D’Youville College, New York | Aug 28, 2019
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and regulate emotions in ourselves and in others. The author presents the ideology that librarians can think out of the box, or library literature, and use EI to manage multiple situations with ingenuity and empathy.
By Nina Verishagen, Tasha Maddison and Alexandria Delorme, Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Aug 20, 2019
Following a library’s evaluation of their social media efforts, data revealed an interested fact about their Twitter platform. The students weren’t engaging as they expected, but faculty were! Armed with this information, they shifted gears and started making faculty their new target audience.
Sara Holder, University of Illinois Library, and Amber Lannon, Carleton University | July 29, 2019
Conflict is inevitable in any workplace, and libraries are no exception. Some of the factors that can cause conflict may be similar within a generational cohort but can vary substantially across age groups. For managers who lead intergenerational teams, an understanding of how different age groups function can help you deal effectively with conflict should it arise.
Eileen Harrington, University of Maryland Libraries | July 23, 2019
An author's overview of science literacy in the US, issues around retention in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields, pubic engagement with science research, and the roles that academic libraries can play in this arena.