November 17, 2017

Archives for November 2009

Assessment Is No Joke | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories At a recent meeting I attended on my campus an administrator mentioned our institution’s outcomes assessment software, which is integrated into our course management software. A faculty member burst out into the type of laughter, combined […]

Media Relations & Marketing 101

Last Saturday morning, over a breakfast of eggs and grits (my husband, the native New Yorker!) and the healthful alternative of oatmeal and craisins (me) I asked my husband for suggestions for Bubble Room subjects. His first idea: a discussion on media relations. After all, effective and strategic media relations is an essential part of […]

Time and Tools Are Ripe for On-Demand Acquisitions, Say Charleston Speakers

By Josh Hadro Models removes guesswork and can save money over ILL, especially when the process is simplified for the end user Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Collection development librarians: predicting use is ineffective Supply chain improvements and e-access make on-demand viable Software tool collapses distinction between ILL and purchase requests […]

American Marketing Association

Last Friday, I enjoyed lunch with a new aquaintance I met through my recent membership in the local chapter of the American Marketing Association. I confess. I’m not much of a joiner, but the AMA — and my luncheon guest — may have changed my mind. If you haven’t sought out your local chapter of the AMA, […]

In Charleston Conference Keynote, Lankes Urges Librarians To Embrace Social Action, Conversation

By Josh Hadro New mission for librarians: knowledge creation in their communities "The best days of librarianship" still to come Revised professional emphasis necessary Librarians are "noble agents" of society In a fast-paced and funny keynote address (audio; slides) at the 29th Annual Charleston Conference that built to a nearly evangelical conclusion, Syracuse University’s R. […]

Study: In Downturn, Academic Libraries To Focus on Value, ROI

By Norman Oder More than one-third of institutions have received budget cuts of at least 5% Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Results delivered at Charleston Conference Resource savings come first Shift to e-only continues A global library survey shows that, in the wake of the economic downturn, academic library leaders worldwide […]

If It's Broke, Fix It | Peer to Peer Review

By Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Tom Peters has a wide-ranging essay in Library Journal about "the future of reading" that is really more of a manifesto about the future of libraries and where we should put our efforts—on being a champion not […]

San Jose State Breaks with California Library Association Over Drexel Agreement

By Norman Oder No longer to host mailing list; dispute over whether CLA promised to consult SJSU first CALIX, hosted since 1995, will move Drexel has partnered with 25+ library groups SJSU’s Haycock says Drexel’s reduced fees still higher than at public universities Haycock: "This was really the last straw" in deteriorating relationship Charging that […]

Is the Library an Entitlement or a Privilege? | From the Bell Tower

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories When conversations turn to the spiraling costs of higher education, it’s inevitable that critics will point to the occasional examples of excess created in an effort to stay competitive in the race for new students. Rock-climbing […]

After Another Library Suicide, NYU Considers Security Changes

By Norman Oder Barriers installed after 2003 deaths apparently were not deterrent Go back to the Academic Newswire for more stories Elevators operated though stacks were closed Now elevators will shut off Two deaths in library in 2003 After a suicide yesterday at New York University’s (NYU) Bobst Library the university is adding security measures to […]