HamletHub Vermont Library Association voices concerns about proposed Vermont ... vtdigger.org As Department of Libraries staff navigate the incredibly difficult work of determining which services to discontinue, a troubling picture is emerging.
The Silencing of Harvard's Professors Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) This meant first of all that each of the component schools (arts and sciences, medical school, law school, and so on) had not only a high degree of budgetary...
Very interesting development. Harvard law profs object to recently adopted u-wide policies.
From the NYPL: The New York Public Library breaks ground this week on a significant expansion of modern underground storage at its iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
vtdigger.org Budget cut means likely closure of state law library vtdigger.org According to State Librarian Martha Reid, the department is working with a consultant to determine the best way to take the cut, but the brunt of the reduction will be...
Kyle Courtney is infectiously enthusiastic—about copyright law, MOOCs, open access, Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) (“we are a nimble, technologically awesome library unit”), and especially his Copyright First Responders (CFRs), a cohort of 14 volunteer librarians assembled to serve as the first line of defense for the ever-growing number of copyright questions fielded by Harvard libraries. CFRs spent spring and summer 2014 attending Courtney’s Copyright Immersion Program, lea
Opening Celebration of the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio in Library West University of Florida Studio hours are for support of digital humanities and digital scholarship activities, not general purpose or study, and the room usage is in...
Productive change depends on staff members who are working creatively to develop new ideas for better library services. Leaders can play an important role in helping staff to achieve higher levels of workplace creativity.
Every year I do a short presentation about negotiation during the course I co-teach with my colleague Will Cross on legal issues for librarians at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science.
No matter how much academics express displeasure about college rankings, the rankings continue to multiply. Each new one claims to offer some advantage over the competition. Will higher education ever be able to bring ranking madness to an end?
"He proposed that libraries shift their assessment focus from description to prediction, from inputs to outputs, from quantity to quality." Eliot Shore in the article cited by Bell. Very relevant to our discussions at the NELLCO Symposium last week.
LegalED, Learn the Law from the World's Leading Law Professors and Lawyers
A collection of brief videos on pedagogy, including one entitled "How to be the World's Best Law Professor!" Good to see that it's the longest video at just under 15 minutes. Several of our law librarian colleagues are included in the group.
Libraries in Central Florida are getting ready for their closeup.
This is one kind of shared staffing I was envisioning in recent #ICOLC conversations about library consortia and staffing. Here the consortium hired a staff person with a specific skill set that will serve all member libraries. Every library has the need but none would be able to hire to fill it. Great job #TBLC!
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