November 22, 2017

Archives for November 2009

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

The new powerhouse in marketing is women. Women dominate social media  — 77% of our Facebook fans are female. Mommy bloggers are a power to be reckoned with, so much so that I’ve developed a separate marketing strategy and channel just for them. Trend watchers say the escalating economic power of women is emerging as one of the biggest business stories […]

Library Marketers Unite!

Ok. I’m a middle child so, in general, I’m a peacemaker and don’t like to call out (in public) the failings of others. But the cover of ALA’s American Libraries has me a little peeved. Have you seen it? The cover — seen here — is definitely about marketing libraries. That’s what marketing does. Great. […]

The Battle of the Books-Again |Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories It was unfortunate timing. Suzanne Thorin, dean of libraries at Syracuse University, was asked to play the devil’s advocate at EDUCAUSE and went on record as saying "the library, as a place, is dead," earning herself "Bookless […]

Finding Inspiration in Higher Education |From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories I’ll get on to this week’s real topic after a brief word about the the big EDUCAUSE debate about the future of academic library buildings, which Barbara Fister wrote about in last week’s Peer to Peer […]

Media Relations, Part Deux

Feeling comfortable before a microphone, camera or note-taking blogger can be unnerving, especially for staff who don’t do it everyday. And yet, we want to be sure our staff are positioned as experts in our community and are called on for interviews. What to do? Larger and well financed intitutions conduct media training. That can […]

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: Come Celebrate LJ Teaching Award Winner

By John N. Berry III ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting – American Library Association – Library Journal The way Rebecca Knuth plans a class she’s teaching illustrates why she was nominated by her students and won the LJ Teaching Award for 2009. The award, which comes with a $5000 honorarium and a celebration at the American […]

Rebecca Knuth | LJ Teaching Award Winner 2009

A leader, professor, and scholar who learns with and from her students The way Rebecca Knuth plans a class she’s teaching illustrates why she was nominated by her students and won the LJ Teaching Award for 2009. The award, which comes with a $5000 honorarium and a celebration at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter […]

Drupal Done Right

Drupal is a PHP- and MySQL-based system for managing web sites, developed in 2000 and released in 2001 under the open GNU General Public License (GPL). It is modular, extensible, and scalable. These qualities make it perfect for web site management, lending flexibility to sites such as Popular Science, Sony Music, and Amherst College. In […]

Harvard Task Force Urges Centralization, Collaboration, and Access (vs. Acquisition)

By Norman Oder Merging of info technology, tech services; more collaboration with MIT, consortia Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories "Excesses" of local tech customization Centralized negotiation with vendors Time to join BorrowDirect? Disincentives to storage? A Harvard University Task Force on University Libraries (announced in March) has released a report [PDF] […]

Webcast: How Rankings and Reviews Help in Acquiring Scholarly Content

By Dodie Ownes A look at Eigenfactor.org and at services from Doody’s Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Breadth, volume and multiple formats of literature make selection challenging Traditional impact factor ranking ignores citation sources and networks Know the metrics when evaluating the evaluators Library Journal‘s October 29 webcast, Acquiring Scholarly Content, […]