Is it just me, or are some vendors really ramping up their pre-conference pitches? One particular one has called me every day this week, keeps emailing to ask for an appointment, and now left a voicemail saying every existing customer who brings a non-customer librarian to the booth gets an iPad. This is beyond.
I'm trying to help an English prof find good text(s) for a graduate seminar on non-traditional publishing. She wants a textbook, but I was thinking there might be better stuff as articles, whitepapers, etc. that could be assembled into a course pack/links. Everything I like is written for librarians, so I'm hoping for stuff pitched to authors.
Does anyone know how their library/institution mediates access for gradated medical/health students who need access to databases to complete their licensing/board exams? My university has a relatively new pharmacy program, and we're getting questions about allowing access to alumni for their licensing exams. Is this standard?
I'm now at ten days waiting for the COUNTER reports I uploaded to SerialsSolutions to be consolidated, a process that normally takes less than 24 hours. Jane Burke is coming this week to try to sell us Intota Assessment. Frankly, I have lost all confidence in ProQuest as a SAS provider that can handle heavy use.
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I continue to think it's weird that my library has old-fashioned pencil sharpeners mounted to the walls. And we installed some of them in 2008 in our new edition. Before coming here almost a decade ago, everywhere I worked only had electric sharpeners.
Do you have a Workload Policy? Something that includes %'s for Librarianship, Service, Research and Scholarship? What percentages do you have? Are these reflected in your job description or are they just a general policy? Do you have time set aside for research that your supervisor encourages?
360 Linker seems to be held together with rubber bands and chewing gum. We're getting weird no results errors intermittently that our ERLs can't replicate and there's nothing that can actually be reported well. Link resolver fails make us look bad and I'm tired of it. This isn't a question, just a rant.
This humanities librarian is about to teach a session on how to find and use international datasets, world development indicators, and other statistical resources to a senior/grad global studies class. I sort of know what I'm doing.
Looking to revise our reference stats collection and struggling with too much vs. not enough info. Anybody have examples of what you're collecting (type of patron, type of question categories, other data) that you find really useful and would be willing to share?
Nice article - "Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries"
By Meredith Gorran Farkas, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Amy Harris Houk http://crl.acrl.org/content...
I work at an academic institution where I'm staff. I'd like to relocate but the positions I've come across are largely tenure track. I haven't published or done research. Does this put me at a huge disadvantage? If I did get a job, would I be putting in lots of time beyond 35-40 hrs a week? (I have health issues at times). TIA