In the course of things, I came across a great assignment suggestion which indicated that Academic Search Premier had "cited reference" searching. Try as I might, I'm not finding it. I'm not even seeing linked citations, which I know are in other EBSCO databases. Am I missing something here? Have you done cited reference searching in ASP?
Sigh. LibGuides 2.0 did not bring over any of my custom database descriptions. Sigh is the polite version of me feeling the giant sucking of my time as I hand fix scores of descriptions on a couple dozen pages. :(
I don't have supervisory experience and I'm afraid this is going to stall out my career progress. No chance of getting any in current position. Closest thing I have is teaching high school students nearly ten years ago. Ideas on how to overcome this?
Those of you who do library instruction: who is on your wishlist of speakers at an instruction-related conference? I'm hoping to bring more than the usual names to a brainstorming meeting, and you're our target audience.
When a job posting explicitly says to include "salary expectation" in your cover letter, what do you do? Generally, I've heard it's better to turn that question around on the asker, which you can't do here.
Is anyone holding off on migrating to the LibGuides v2 because it's "too beta"? (Rather than because e.g. it's a big job that requires extra care.) I was planning on just doing it, and now getting a little worried that so much is not quite there yet...
Trialing browzine again for the second time, since they are now supporting aggregators like ebsco, proquest and Ovid. Any of you who have this for a while? How are users taking it? I got the impression it's quite well received on the medical side.
We go live with Summon 2.0 on Friday. I have two classes the following Thursday. All I've been able to figure so far is that complex searches work better than simple, and that facets are essential to retrieving good results in 2.0. Have you been using 2.0 yet? Have you developed tips or strategies for appears to me to be a new approach to search)?
Reference question: what does the 2002 edition of the New York Times Manual of Style say about using the title "Dr" for people who have a PhD, and who are speaking about their area of expertise? I can check the 1975 edition myself on Monday, so don't bother looking if you've only got the older edition.
I am now transferred to loans/circulations department after 2 years in technical services and 5 in reference/information services. Any advice/recommendations on what to read, what mailing list to subscribe etc would be greatly appreciated.
So...Web of Science is now part of Web of Science. This means if you (like me) were looking for advanced search, cited reference search, author search, etc., and starting to wonder whether you were losing you mind, simply go to the top of the Web of Science search interface, and choose "Web of Science" from the databases list.
"There are many ways you can keep up with what’s going on at ALA Annual whether or not you’re in Las Vegas. You can get insights into library transformation, the hot book and author news..." The ALA pushing the trope that librarians are book focused. At least the hot book news got second billing to library transformation...
So, sometimes I ask my pals for an article because ... well, it's easy, but it's not just that. It's also a natural place to turn, a friendly, informal, connected place. I love ILL, but when there's a way to accomplish what I need through already-established relationships, it's tempting not just because of convenience.
Do any of you have Oxford Very Short Intros online? I'll ask our CD peeps to get more info, but am wondering if it's on its own platform or if it works with other OUP products. I am weary of platform proliferation.
Anybody have suggestions on tools/software for allowing library users to make reservations and see availability online? Wanting something to use for a special room and also day-long check-out iPads. Thanks!
Manager librarians: I have a retirement in the next few months and will be hiring to replace them. I can't talk job details here, but any general advice about the whole process would be appreciated. (I can say this is a reference position.)
Friday's Stumper: Student looking for the Intent to Seek Counseling Services Inventory by Cash & Begley from either 1975 or 1978. We've found the base article from 1975 which describes looely, but cannot locate the instrument nor the scoring sheet.instructions. Help appreciated!