Changes to FSU’s Elsevier 2019 Scubscripions

The Florida State University Libraries, after long deliberation, are planning to cancel FSU’s comprehensive “big deal” subscription to Elsevier journals. Instead, the Libraries will subscribe to a subset of most-needed journals, as identified by faculty and usage statistics. This change will take place in January 2019.   Read about it here.

Profiles of Academic Library Inter-Library Loan Efforts

This report offers a series of profiles of the ILL efforts of six academic libraries or consortia.  Based on interviews with department heads and administrators, the report examines cutting edge efforts related to the innate inter-operability between integrated library systems and ILL/document delivery platforms, discussion of new tools that allow disparate systems to communicate with …

Keeping Up with Research Data Management

ACRL’s online current awareness publication Keeping Up With…features a concise brief on research data management by Cathryn Miller and Gesina Phillips. The brief describes what research data management is all about, The role of librarian, information sources and online social media links.

State of America’s Libraries, 2018

  State of America’s Libraries 2018 | American Libraries Magazine via kwout A new report from the American Library Association, “The State of America’s Libraries, 2018,” affirms the invaluable role of libraries and library workers today.  It includes statistics on library use, lists of challenged books, voter perceptions, use and attitudes about public libraries, health …

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is Now Available

The Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE), is now available. The ACRL Board of Directors has approved a revision of the association’s SLHE, adopted in 2004 and previously revised in 2011. Among the principles and performance indicators the document discusses institutional effectiveness, professional values, educational role, discovery, collections, space, leadership, personnel and external …

What Does a Library Accessibility Specialist Do?

This article in College and Research Libraries News by Stephanie Rosen explains what an accessibility specialist does as she describes her role at the University of Michigan Library.

Congratulations LeEtta Schmidt and Melanie Griffin!

Kudos to  Melanie Griffin, Special Collections Librarian, and LeEtta Schmidt, Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, for their recent publication, “Special Deliveries: Towards a Methodology for Generous Fulfillment of Special Collections Interlibrary Loan Requests,” in Public Services Quarterly.  

Metacognition, Metaliteracy and Information Literacy

Recently Education Librarian Susan Ariew teamed up with Diane Fulkerson (USF Sarasota) and Trudi Jacobson to publish the article, “Revisiting Metacognition and Metaliteracy in the ARCL Framework,” in Communications in Information Literacy. The article discusses the various revisions of the ACRL Framework and in relation to the concepts of Metacognition and Metaliteracy. Much of the …

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit Launches

The ACRL Framework Advisory Board (FAB) announced the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit is a freely available professional development resource that can be used and adapted for learning more about the Framework, learning strategies for using the Framework with library instruction, and also for forming a community of practice …

Social Media in Academia

Social Media in Academia is an important new e-book about the lived experiences of academics on social media. It includes chapters on networked scholarship, knowledge creation and dissemination through social media, networks of inequality, and more.