Hi everbody. I'm trying to plumb the murky depths of Amazon's dealings with university presses, and it seems like there's possibly an academic-library angle in there somewhere. Are libraries buying much (some) content from Amazon? Does Amazon fill any gaps the library vendors can't or don't? Any insight (or other questions to ask) would be welcome.
On our cyber security exam we are required to take, we are warned about the dangers of "Reply All." Surprisingly, the danger is not "You will look like a massive tool to everyone you work with, and they will laugh at you behind your back."
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.
Me on the phone with my mom while I'm standing in the middle of the Japanese grocery store: "Ok, so I see one package here with kanji that looks like an upside down Y, with a cross bar at the place where the lines meet, and then there's a line down from there, too, with a smaller cross bar..."
Just realised today the way we do ILL here is quite different from most libraries. Yet another insight to why sometimes our faculty staff or researchers who have experienced other systems are confused.
If you work in an academic library, does helping students format their theses (inserting section breaks, for ex) fall under your duties? Our Writing Center can't or won't show students how. We had a librarian that did this, but co-workers don't want to spend time (admittedly sometimes hours) on this, so director asked us not to, period.