Author Archives: Marie Kennedy

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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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Research networks and churn

An exciting new article I read today aligns with some thoughts I’ve had about the development of academic research networks. The article (cited below) looks carefully at the addition and loss of people in individual research networks, a process called … Continue reading

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