Category: From the Field

Negotiating the Ideal

Negotiating the Ideal

Author: Melissa Engleman University of Minnesota Morris menglema@morris.umn.edu From the reference desk to the circulation desk to the weekend grocery run, I find myself constantly promoting information literacy. And while I enjoy the chaos of happenstance, I know that the ideal approach on an academic campus is planned and coordinated....

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Lyons & Blosser

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Lyons & Blosser

Many thanks to Lucy Eleonore Lyons and John Blosser, who shared information about their recently published article. Congratulations, Lucy and John! John is the Head of the Department of Electronic Resources and Collection Analysis, and Lucy is the Coordinator for Collection Analysis in the same department, within the University Library at...

New Scholarly Publishing Model

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...

Update on the Elsevier Boycott

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...

Faculty Opinion of Online Education: A New Study

Faculty Opinion of Online Education: A New Study

Published on June 21, 2012, in Inside Higher Ed, “Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012“: Faculty members are far less excited by, and more fearful of, the recent growth of online education than are academic technology administrators, according to a new study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group....

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Gaffney

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Gaffney

Many thanks to Megan Gaffney, who shared information about her recently published article. Congratulations, Megan! Megan is the coordinator of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Delaware Library. Gaffney, M. (2012). Interlibrary loan requests for locally available materials: WorldCat Local’s impact. College & Research Libraries, 73(1), 68-77. Retrieved...

University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time

University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time

Title: University Libraries and Transformational Change: It Is Time Author: Michelle Dunaway, ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries ________________________________________ In his article titled “Damn the Recession, Full Speed Ahead”, Dr. Rush Miller, Director of the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, argues that change and progress...

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Bailin

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Bailin

Many thanks to Kylie Bailin for sharing information about her recent publication and presentation. Congratulations, Kylie! Kylie Bailin is Outreach Team Leader of the Science, Engineering & Medicine Unit, UNSW Library, The University of New South Wales. Bailin, K. (2011). Changes in academic library space: A case study at the University of...

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Helmstutler

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Helmstutler

Many thanks to Brenna Helmstutler for sharing information about her upcoming scholarly presentation. Congratulations, Brenna! Brenna Helmstutler is the Interim Coordinator, Library Services for Health & Sciences, Public Services, Georgia State University Library. Brenna is one of three presenters selected for the ACRL Research Forum at ALA Annual this year, which will be held...

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Nickel

ULS Member Scholarly Work: Nickel

Many thanks to Lisa T. Nickel for sharing information about her recent publication. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa T. Nickel is the Head of Access Services, J. Murrey Atkins Library, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dixon, K. L., & Nickel, L. T. (2012). MetaWHAT?: Training access services staff to partner in digital projects...