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a reminder

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

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Symbolism and Strategic Change in Academia

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

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staying current without being overwhelmed: my approach to reading the library literature

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

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thinking (again) about trust and online resources

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

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plain language spoken here

Part of my job as the e-resources librarian is to negotiate the language of license agreements for e-resources that my library purchases or subscribes. After you’ve read a few licenses it is easy to pick up on language that is … Continue reading

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“Libraries should get specific in our promotions”

I started reading this article for the usability testing content but ended up loving it because of this little marketing nugget of information. BGSU students were most successful navigating the library’s database web pages when they were looking for the … Continue reading

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