Libraries are for Use

Demonstrating the value of librarianship

Digital technology fueling Lafayette humanities research – Allentown Morning Call

See on Scoop.it – Library & Information Science Research Allentown Morning Call Digital technology fueling Lafayette humanities research Allentown Morning Call Phillips’ library database work is just one example in … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Libraries & agendas

Barbara Fister’s posting on “Admitting Our Agendas” became even more intriguing when I happened on this piece in The Nation on the NY Public Libraries’ Central Library Plan.  While the … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Study finds that too many adjectives and adverbs detract from academic writing | Inside Higher Ed

Study finds that too many adjectives and adverbs detract from academic writing | Inside Higher Ed. Why am I not surprised? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the paper, “Cluttered Writing: Adjectives and Adverbs … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song)

See on Scoop.it – Library Collections A humorous reworking of Coldplay’s hit song “Viva La Vida” with new lyrics by Dr. James F. McGrath of Butler University, focusing on information … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

You win some, you loose some…

As I’m finishing my transition from Blogger (a Google product) to WordPress.com (NOT self-hosted WordPress.org), I’m encountering issues I did not expect. One is…the usage stats are still higher for … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

When the LS school you have is not your first choice

Yes, Virginia, it matters which library school you go to | Gavia Libraria. The Library Loon gives some good advice for those who are considering starting library school sometime in … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Articulating Assessment Competencies » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

Articulating Assessment Competencies » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries. What do you think about having a set of competencies for assessment librarians?  The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee wants to know … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing – The Herald

See on Scoop.it – Scholarly Communication Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing The Herald | HeraldOnline.com “We are committed to improving research outcomes and researcher productivity,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Internet search engines drove US librarians to redefine themselves

See on Scoop.it – Library & Information Science Research Although librarians adopted Internet technology quickly, they initially dismissed search engines, which duplicated tasks they considered integral to their field. Karen … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join 27 other followers

August 2013
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031