November 23, 2017

Archives for October 2009

A Long and Winding Road for Open Access: Are We There Yet? | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories The occasion of Open Access Week has led me to reflect on my personal experience with the open access movement. Like many people, I wasn’t terribly aware of it except as a vague and theoretical idea—a good […]

It Was Nice Knowin' Ya, Special Branch Library | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories College students protest all the time. The administration decides to ban smoking on campus, let’s have a protest. Textbook prices are out of control, let’s have a protest. The dining halls need more healthy options, let’s […]

No, Abu Dhabi Is Not Paying To Digitize All of NYU's Library Holdings

By Norman Oder Report exaggerated in student newspaper; rather, NYU plans digitization for collection development Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Student newspaper article picked up by the Chronicle Selective projects planned Abu Dhabi government paying for campus, library An erroneous report yesterday in New York University’s student newspaper, Washington Square News, […]

Marketing Myths

For a while I’ve contemplated doing a series on marketing myths. I’m inspired today to start the series by my new friend — another Alison — who runs a library marketing blog from New Zealand: Marketing Intelligence for Librarians.  Alison Walbutton contacted me through my personal Facebook page, and we’ve been in correspondence since.  Reading […]

LJ’s 2009 Placements & Salaries Survey Shows Tough Library Job Market

By LJ Staff As LJ’s just released 2009 Placements & Salaries Survey shows, the tough economy is playing out in LIS hiring as well. As LJ‘s just released 2009 Placements & Salaries Survey shows, the tough economy is playing out in LIS hiring as well. Even before the general economy’s bloodletting of 2009, 2008 graduates […]

Market Segmentation Webinar

Often in this space I’ve talked about market segmentation and how marketers use this to target messages and raise impact. At my library this segmentation also drives our strategic plan and keeps our focus on three groups: Young Minds, Virtual Users and Power Users.  Until you really get into it, I know these concepts can […]

Placements & Salaries Survey 2009: Tables

By Stephanie Maatta Placements and salaries of 2008 graduates by region, school, and organization Table 1: Status of 2008 Graduates* Number of Schools Reporting Number of Graduates Responding Permanent Professional Temporary Professional Non-professional Total Graduates Outside of Profession Unemployed or Status Unreported Northeast 12 532 275 42 70 387 72 72 Southeast 9 325 182 […]

Lousy Job Market, Great Career

By Francine Fialkoff, Editor-in-Chief Library prospects may appear bleak right now, but don’t give up Just half a year before June 2008 graduates flipped the tassels on their caps from one side to the other, the recession officially began. They walked out into a job market where, as one fall 2008 University of South Florida […]

Placements & Salaries Survey 2009: Change Agent: Kristin Centanni, Class of 2008

By John N. Berry III A recent SLIS graduate working in change management shares her insights   Kristin Centanni’s job search came before the recession got to its deepest levels, a jump-start that may have made all the difference. A 2008 graduate of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Indiana University (IU), […]

Placements & Salaries Survey 2009: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

By Stephanie Maatta Now is the time to get started on the 2009 LJ Placements & Salaries Survey. Deans, Directors, and Chairs If you are a faculty member or a director and your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the 2009 survey. There are three stages in the […]