Advice needed. We listened as someone with a high national profile presented on a project that they had done. The catch is, it's very lightly adapted work that WE did. How does one respond to this kind of thing?
Anyone using the new Artemis platform from Gale to direct users to things like MLA Intl. Bibliography, Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Twayne's Authors Series, LitFinder, etc.?
Am considering proposing two different ULS Hot Topics for discussion, both dear to my heart. Tell me: Would you rather come to a discussion about "The role of the library in supporting faculty data use in research and teaching", or on about "Liaison roles in an era of decreasing liaison staffing and subject specialization?"
Is it better to publish a column -- months later than I had originally been told -- and hold to an agreement I made under false information, or to say no and find another avenue for putting this article out there, and getting this conversation started? codicil: does a column count for much in tenure? I;m guessing it carries as much as blog post?
Do any of you have a written document re: process for the outreach/instruction you do when your library gets a new database/digital content resource? E.g., write announcement that goes to faculty newsletter, schedule at least one hands-on workshop, offer an online session, schedule office hours highlighting, etc.?
I just got a wonderful, AWFUL idea: for a whole (academic) year, whenever we empty a carton of paper for the public printer, instead of recycling the cardboard carton, stack it up next to the printer. With a big sign that says "how much paper have you used this year?" And another sign that says, "things you can do to use less paper:"
Instruction session this afternoon. I'm explaining why we're using print indexes (CPLI) to find articles from the 1960s: "Because this stuff is not on the Internet." I'm met with stares of disbelief. #librarylife
Research appointment went beyond well, and the POLS department just called to ask if I could take an hour with each of their search candidates to talk about library services and resources. Today tastes like success! And illicit Poptarts from the vending machine. But mostly success!
I seek: good tools/techniques for helping students find short stories and poems to pair with class readings based on theme or genre. I used to use LitFinder and Books and Authors for this, but we got our Gale stuff through the state and those were cancelled. Novelist doesn't cover stories or poems, and Literature Online searches for keywords and
Help, please. Student in MIS is looking for a taxonomy for higher ed. I think she needs something like the WAND taxonomy, but it looks like it is proprietary. How do we find a version of this or something similar that she doesn't have to pay for?