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Look at us now! Year three of our OER grant program and OA journals

By Michele Gibney, University of the Pacific | Sept 27, 2019

University of the Pacific OER Program

As a relatively new entrant in the open science arena, the University of the Pacific has accomplished quite a lot. They have awarded 46 faculty OER grants, published 49 OA articles in two new journals and saved students over $250,000.

The University of Montana library shares how it has aligned its repository with the institution’s larger mission to offer solutions to many of the university’s needs around publishing science openly.

In this recorded webinar, Elsevier product managers presented tools that enable more inclusive, collaborative and transparent research.

Grants now open to support Research4Life training activities

By Lenny Rhine, Librarians without Borders®/Medical Library Association (USA) | Sept 23, 2019

Lenny Rhine presents HINARI training in Myanmar

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. 

Building a university library into one of the most influential in China

An interview with Ming Nie, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library, China | Sept 10, 2019

HUST Library

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.

 

 

Inside East Asian librarianship: managing information and cultural collections

By Patrick Lo, University of Tsukuba, Japan | Aug 29, 2019

The author takes you on a tour of East Asian collections in libraries around the world including the Vatican, Britian, Hong Kong, US and others. 

Thinking outside of the library: emotional intelligence for all

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.

Library entrepreneurship: taking a lesson from business history

By Alvin Hutchinson, Smithsonian Libraries | Aug 27, 2019

Hutchinson article

Current trends indicate the necessity for libraries to develop new services to remain relevant to their parent institutions, many of which may require a more entrepreneurial approach.

Using Twitter to connect with faculty

By Nina Verishagen, Tasha Maddison and Alexandria Delorme, Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Aug 20, 2019

Twitter

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.