Category Archive: LIS/Professional Interest

Nov 12 2016

How Does Your Library Contribute to Learning & Research?

As the debate around the high cost of a college education continues, Julie Todaro and Irene M.H. Herold (via Inside Higher Ed) provide an excellent essay on how academic libraries and librarians make meaningful contributions to learning and research. In summary, they highlight that libraries often meet student and faculty needs by providing access to …

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Jun 19 2015

Shrinking Collections to Create User Spaces

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Join the ACRL ULS Current Topics Discussion Group at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco for a conversation on “Shrinking collections to create user spaces: Strategies for communication and collaboration“: Print collections at many institutions are being reduced — moved off site, digitized, or deaccessioned — to create study rooms, presentation spaces, learning commons, and …

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Nov 06 2014

Share Your Thoughts on “New Rules for the Road Ahead”

From ACRL: As part of its 75th Anniversary celebration, ACRL has released of an initial version of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays Commissioned for ACRL’s 75th Anniversary,” authored by well-known bloggers and thought leaders Steven Bell, Lorcan Dempsey, and Barbara Fister. Pam Snelson, the chairperson of ACRL’s celebration of its 75th anniversary, asks, …

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Apr 10 2014

SXSW 2014 Round-up Overview

Author: Sara O’Donnell, University of Northern Colorado, on behalf of the ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee On March 26, 2014 the ACRL ULS Technology in University Libraries Committee hosted the SXSW 2014 Round-Up, a webinar featuring five speakers who presented overviews of their favorite sessions and themes from SXSW Interactive 2014. The free online …

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Apr 03 2014

ULS Members-Only Online Discussion: April 23

Members-Only Online Discussion: Academic Library Outreach brought to you by the ACRL-ULS Academic Outreach Committee The ULS Membership Committee is pleased to provide a free online discussion for ULS members on Wednesday, April 23 from 12-1 pm EDT. To register, go to: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=663903084 Academic Library Outreach: The Intentional, the Desperate, and the Serendipitous Academic librarians …

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Dec 13 2013

Tips from the Trenches: Putting the “Learning” Back in the Learning Commons

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “Putting the “Learning” Back in the Learning Commons” is the fourth in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. Workshops are a natural extension of the services of the commons. These days there are a wide …

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Nov 13 2013

Tips from the Trenches: Ebooks, ebooks everywhere and not a helpful link

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “Ebooks, ebooks everywhere and not a helpful link” is the third in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. With the increased presence of ebooks in our collections, the UMD Libraries are attempting to address the …

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Oct 17 2013

Tips from the Trenches: To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print?

Author: Cinthya Ippoliti, Head, Teaching and Learning Services, University of Maryland Libraries Editor’s note: “To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print?” is the second in a series of blog postings, “Tips from the Trenches,” by Cinthya Ippoliti. To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print? Part of the mission of the learning commons is …

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Aug 28 2012

New Scholarly Publishing Model

From The Scientist: “Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing,” August 28, 2012 The first substantially new business model to hit science publishing was open access, which we launched with Biomed Central over a decade ago.  After a long interregnum, publishers and scientists are clearly now primed for more radical change.  F1000 Research is very pleased to be …

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Jul 11 2012

Update on the Elsevier Boycott

The Cost of Knowledge Website indicates that the Elsevier Boycott continues to grow. The signatories now number 12,324 researchers in all fields from around the world. What do librarians and faculty on your campus have to say about the boycott? The Cost of Knowledge Blog has a great deal of information if you want to …

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