Academic librarians believe they have something to contribute to the development of lifelong learners. There’s more to being a lifelong learner than having the skills for workplace success, but listening to what employers are looking for could provide guidance.
The new AAUP Draft Intellectual Property Statement has nothing to say about works of scholarly publication. Are they not intellectual property? Or does some property count more than others?
When to call it quits is a vexing matter for many library professionals. Recognizing we need to move along to create opportunities for new colleagues is just one consideration. Higher ed faculty are having a similar debate, but many are choosing to hang on as long as they can.
The Black Swan case brings to light a higher education tradition that needs closer examination and possible rethinking. Academic librarians who supervise student interns will want to make sure they follow recommended practices for productive internship experiences.
Not all that long ago, academic librarians spent considerable time talking about millennials and how they differed from previous generations—and how we could change to better serve them. While we’ve moved on to other issues, millennials are still out there. Although millennials may no longer garner much attention from academic librarians, a new report suggests we need to get them back on our collective radar screen.
There’s a reason that the Howard County Library System, MD (HCLS) is the Gale/LJ 2013 Library of the Year—an incredible focus on user experience and staff development that enables each worker to invest in the success of the library. It’s a case study for academic librarians who want to take things to the next level of service and community engagement.
The campus library isn’t the only academic unit figuring out how rethink itself for the next generation of students. Career services is also trying to adapt to a changing higher education environment. Tackling our mutual issues together may be wise.