Author Archives: Marie Kennedy

About Marie Kennedy

Putting everything into neat piles.

Technical CATs

We have an initiative at the library to help our students spend less money on texts used in classes, called the Course Adopted Texts (CATs) E-Book Initiative. Our Librarian for Collection Development and Evaluation works with the campus bookstore to … Continue reading

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Quality in qualitative research

Roller, Margaret R., and Paul J. Lavrakas. 2015. Applied Qualitative Research Design: A total quality framework approach. New York: Guilford Press. If you’re interested in making sure that your qualitative research is trustworthy, and that your methods section doesn’t include … Continue reading

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Interview with the authors — that’s me!

ALA Publishing has a real nice (and short) written interview up with me and Cheryl on their website, about our book Marketing Your Library‚Äôs Electronic Resources: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, at Here’s a little snippet from the interview: … Continue reading

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FM3 Monkey Mind

I posted previously about the sounds I like to listen to when I’m writing. Based on your recommendations I added quite a bit to add to the rotation. I am smitten with Moby’s Long Ambients ( – thanks for the … Continue reading

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*silent fist pump*

I think a lot about the accessibility of our library’s licensed e-resources. Sure, if there’s not already a clause in a license agreement about compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we request that it be added. But what does … Continue reading

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If platform upgrade email alerts were truthful

*E-resources librarians around the world nod in agreement* This one’s for you, folks! More monkey comics at

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