- Marie Kennedy is the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. This blog is about organization, librarianship, and sometimes monkeys and/or bananas.
Category Archives: articles i’m reading
In a confusing turn of events, there’s an editorial scheduled for the next issue (pre-print is available now) of a well-known library journal, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, about why practicing librarians can’t do research. It’s confusing because it leads … Continue reading
This year I’m a Senior Vice President Fellow on our campus, a small group of faculty and staff selected to peek in on how the university is actually run, and what it takes to positively lead an academic institution. In … Continue reading
The assessment of library activities within the context of a communication model results in assessments focused on how libraries can help people inform themselves, create their own orders, and establish their own understandings. p. 29 Dervin, Brenda. 1977. Useful Theory … Continue reading
This week’s discussion in my fellowship program is about organizational culture and climate. We are assigned to read an article by Gioia et. al, which discusses an ethnographic approach to studying a university undergoing a strategic plan revision. Coincidentally, LMU … Continue reading
RSS has enabled me to read more widely than ever, allowing me to view tables of contents of all different kinds of scholarly journals and blogs. i’ve added a bunch to my RSS feeds about management and leadership in the … Continue reading
It seems like this year all content providers have decided to rethink their user interfaces, and since June we’ve managed the migration of five (Five! Count ’em!). Any migration is a pretty serious undertaking for us because I make sure … Continue reading