Is it weird to still use the old business letter format with the mailing address of the sender and recipient? I mean, I'm not physically mailing it anywhere, but it looks wrong without it somehow. (for a cover letter)
My Chair regularly takes lengthy phone calls over speakerphone. At least once a week. In the office next to mine. All days, this is annoying. Some days, I have to resist the urge to play P!nk at audible levels without headphones. today? Is a P!nk kind of day. *stabbity*
This might be a long shot, but do any of you use KVM switches in your study rooms or collaboration areas? I'm trying to figure out the smoothest way to connect several devices to one monitor, and all options seem terrible. Advice and anecdotes welcome.
I've recently become the psychology librarian at my college and am trying to get a better sense of what I should be buying and licensing. I hope to begin a series of one-on-one meetings with psychology faculty in the fall and am thinking of using this survey with them during the meeting to capture in a structured way what the overall needs of ...
Our awesome new county librarian is bringing her registered therapy dog to the university library a couple of times during finals week this year. I'm really excited to see how this works out. Do any of you bring in therapy animals?
Pricing question: Some of you may recall that long ago I was working on a book. Life has been a wee bit hectic these last months, but I'm actually approaching publication. It will be a 106-page trade paperback, of which I think 92 pages actually contain text. I'm planning to sell the book book for $10 and the ebook for $2,
Me to EBSCO support: Did you know "Time" is marked as an "Academic Journal" in your MEDLINE? E: NLM does not distinguish between various source types, so we mark everything as academic. We regret the inconvenience. Me: You regret the inconvenience and will fix, or you regret and won't fix? E: The latter.
common behavior? Summon results list - clicking on the title takes you to the full text not a page with more detailed citation information... is this typical for discovery services? This is how our new article search is and I find it weird.
HBR and EBSCO shenanigans... "As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing."
Do y'all get students/patrons hanging out in the stairwells? We have a handful who prefer to study on the landings on the old side of the building (bigger stairwells than on newer side), and I don't recall seeing that anywhere else I've worked.
I want an ILS where I can set the max # of items out. If I place holds, they are all suspended if I am at my max # out. Then, when I return material to the library, the holds automatically become active for the next book. I could choose to have more than my 'max # items out' knowing that it would keep my holds suspended.
I'm part of a fledgling social media institute at my university. I oversee the committee in charge of posting on our various outlets. Problem: I only see interns once a week, for an hour, at a large-group meeting where there's not much 1-on-1 interaction. How do I "transmit" info to them?
ALA Elections Update (if you're ionterested) -- "Well now….things are looking up! Attached are the latest voting statistics. As of yesterday we are ahead of last year! With four days left, 19.81% of eligible voters have cast their ballots as opposed to 19.14% at the same time last year. When voting closed in 2012, total voter response was 20.90%....
Going to be a interesting week. Presenting on citation analysis to faculty (3 days), followed by a presentation at a faculty meeting on resources and to top it off a presentation to interested users on the results of our mass library survey. Normal week for most of you I guess, unusual for me.