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WEBINAR now available | Library value through the lens of student success, research outcomes and collection impact

With Melissa Bowles-Terry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries; Melissa Goertzen, Consultant and Information Manager; Karen Gutzman, Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center | Nov 29, 2018

Library Connect Webinar

Webinar recording and slides from July 12, 2018, Library value through the lens of student success, research outcomes and collection impact.

A strategic look at research support and open science services at our library

By Helena Silvennoinen-Kuikka, University of Eastern Finland Library | Nov 26, 2018

University of Eastern Finland Library

Discover how an academic library examined its research services and decided to undertake an ambitious overhaul highlighting open science. Helena Silvennoinen-Kuikka, University of Eastern Finland Library, explores their three-year approach to evaluating and implementing new services, the lessons learned in the process, and what is next on the horizon.



Say it loud and say it proud: the superhero approach to being a librarian scholar!

By Leo Appleton, Goldsmiths, University of London | Nov 26, 2018

Say it loud and say it proud, by Leo Appleton

The author highlights ways in which librarians can share and “shout” about their successes and achievements. 

The knowledge market: Centralized student assistance for campus support units

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University | Nov 19, 2018

Grand Valley State University, Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons

The knowledge market model of creative space is a centralized location in the library that offers peer-to-peer help from students trained by various campus support units. If your institution is considering this type of creative space, this article and case study may help with bringing your idea to fruition.


From pilot to launch: A step-by-step approach to developing an OER program and OA journals

By Michele Gibney, University of the Pacific | Oct 23, 2018

OER Display at University of the Pacific

A new program at The University of the Pacific offers faculty an opportunity to review, adopt and create open materials to help offset student textbook costs. The pilot program started in the summer of 2017 and has already saved students over $110,000. They’ve also launched two brand new OA journals including a student written and edited publication. 


Find links to information literacy resources below to support your one-to-one, classroom and workshop training on topics ranging from literature search to the publishing process. This information literacy resource update refreshes and adds to resources from a popular 2017 article.

Tackling current and future use collection assessments through one dashboard

By Melissa Goertzen, Consultant and Information Manager | Sept 28, 2018


The author spent a decade building and assessing electronic collections for universities and the largest challenge was the absence of tools that captured current usage trends alongside impact metrics. She found that the Elsevier Product Insight for Customers (E-PIC) fills this assessment gap. 


It has been a year of discovery for Jean Shipman as she embraced her role as a conduit between Elsevier and the library world. Learn more about her work with other librarians, associations and within Elsevier to advance initiatives in librarian training, library value and health literacy.

No wrong approach to planning an academic library orientation

Kylie Bailin, Lafayette College; Benjamin Jahre, Lafayette College; Sarah Morris, UNC Chapel-Hill | Sept 19, 2018

Kylie Bailin and students

Library orientations can take on many forms depending on their library’s size, mission, budget, or parent institution. There are many paths to success, and what works for one institution may not be practical for another. Here are six aspects of orientations to consider, and some tips to help you in planning your own event.

In 2017 librarians shared their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics including information literacy, scholarly communication, librarian roles, and research metrics via Library Connect articles, webinars and special content. Download the digest to get all the information in one place.