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New book on research skills, arriving next month

In late September 2017 a book I worked on will be published: Luo, Lili, Kristine R. Brancolini, and Marie R.¬†Kennedy. 2017 (In press).¬†Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills: A Guidebook for Academic Librarians. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. I’m especially pleased … Continue reading

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Rolling with the punches while doing research

I recently picked up Allison‘s journal article because I was excited to read about the completed research project of one of the IRDL Scholars. Her project used the mechanism of vignettes to solicit feedback from library patrons about the words … Continue reading

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Creating Quiet

When I do deep thinking or writing I have to have a certain environment for myself, or it’s just not gonna happen. I’m not one of those people who can have the radio on in the background, or be in … Continue reading

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Celebratory organization looks a little different these days

The other day in the office I opened the wrong file cabinet and was confronted with so many hanging folders. I hadn’t been in that file cabinet in a while and looking at those folders reminded me of the way … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Personal Networks of Novice Librarian Researchers

Have you ever written something you’re really excited about? That was my mood while writing our latest article, “The evolution of the personal networks of novice librarian researchers.” Why so excited, you ask? It’s the first time in our field … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk: Starting Up and Cultivating Two Open Access Journals in LIS

Joe Kraus and I gave a presentation at the recent Electronic Resources & Libraries conference. We had great audience participation and really enjoyed talking to attendees about impetus and workflow issues. Here are our slides from the presentation: Walking the … Continue reading

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