Academic library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 06:17:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Academic library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Core / ACRL Webinar: Bringing Intentionality and Inclusiveness to the University Library Interview https://savemynjlibrary.org/core-acrl-webinar-bringing-intentionality-and-inclusiveness-to-the-university-library-interview/ Tue, 26 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/core-acrl-webinar-bringing-intentionality-and-inclusiveness-to-the-university-library-interview/ CHICAGO — Are you considering hiring? Join the Core Academic Interviews project team on Thursday, November 18 at noon CT for a free webinar to discuss our guide to interview best practices. Whether you’re hosting interviews online or in person, we’ve created a set of interview process recommendations that aim to be transparent and candidate-friendly, […]]]>

CHICAGO — Are you considering hiring? Join the Core Academic Interviews project team on Thursday, November 18 at noon CT for a free webinar to discuss our guide to interview best practices. Whether you’re hosting interviews online or in person, we’ve created a set of interview process recommendations that aim to be transparent and candidate-friendly, while mitigating the biases often inherent in long-standing practices. By the end of the webinar, participants will understand which aspects of traditional interviewing practices invite bias; be able to identify areas for potential improvement in their own maintenance practices; and become familiar with new ways of structuring interviews that welcome applicants through an inclusive process.

The Core Academic Interviews Project Team’s draft best practice document and this webinar will address our recommendations for candidate-friendly interview processes that include meeting accessibility needs throughout. the maintenance day. The draft best practices document is still open for anyone to view and comment, and gives a good idea of ​​what will be covered during this free webinar.

Bring intentionality and inclusiveness to the interview with the university library
Live webinar: Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT
Presenters: Dr. Lori Birrell, Associate Dean for Special Collections, University of Arkansas; Xan Arch, Dean of the University of Portland Library; Kristin E. Martin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago

This webinar is co-hosted by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and is free and open to all university librarians involved in hiring.

Can’t attend the event live? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register for the webinar through Zoom.

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The 8 main functions of the university library that every student should know ▷ Legit.ng https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-8-main-functions-of-the-university-library-that-every-student-should-know-%e2%96%b7-legit-ng/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-8-main-functions-of-the-university-library-that-every-student-should-know-%e2%96%b7-legit-ng/ Every educated person studies and learns something new for most of their life. And this is not surprising, because the world is changing very fast, early every minute. So more and more people tend to have more than one degree, they are not afraid to learn, change and adapt to all innovations. And the best […]]]>

Every educated person studies and learns something new for most of their life. And this is not surprising, because the world is changing very fast, early every minute. So more and more people tend to have more than one degree, they are not afraid to learn, change and adapt to all innovations. And the best place to do it is university libraries. So, let’s discuss what it is, as well as the functions of university libraries that are part of the education system.

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What is the main function of the university library

The university library is usually established in any higher education institution, such as a college, university or institution, and can in a way be called the knowledge center for students. And this is not surprising since it has various collections of books for each faculty or department of a university aimed at helping both students and professors in their research, work and even some leisure activities.

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However, some of you may not fully understand its objectives and wish to discuss the main functions of the university library in correspondence with the public or locals. So, the main difference between them is in the collection of books presented in libraries.

Therefore, the first and foremost function of the university library among all others is to support all students, professors and other academic staff in their educational pursuit. That’s why it offers not only local volumes of non-fiction, history and archives, but also a selection of non-fiction, classics, modern fiction and scientific literature.

Functions of the university library
The university library is usually established in any higher education. Photo: pixabay.com
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What are the other functions of the university library in teaching and learning

Having already indicated the difference between the types of knowledge houses, let us now highlight all the functions and services of the university library.

The functions of the university library in teaching and learning are as follows:

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  1. provide the necessary calm environment for reading, study and research;
  2. provide all students with essential research and reference documents such as bibliographies, biographies, glossaries, summaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, atlases, geographic directories, monographs, etc. ;
  3. inform the university community of the latest scientific and technological developments;
  4. help new students orient themselves on how to research and find needed materials quickly and correctly;
  5. to keep all textbooks, including textbooks and fictions, which are specific to a particular educational institution, in particular those written by its founders and teachers, and relating to its history, its teaching program, etc.
  6. provide students and teachers with bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan services and research assistance;
  7. help professors write research articles, theses and scientific publications;
  8. and last but not least is to maintain these thousands of years old books so that they can be used and studied.

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But what about his services? Let’s see.

The teaching and learning services of the university library are as follows:

  • study rooms of different sizes for groups of students to study together;
  • the simple or electronic tool presented for collaborative work, such as a dry-erase board, a smart board or any other device for sharing electronic resources;
  • all the necessary computer resources with a wide variety of various specialized software;
  • the most recent technological tools;
  • various printing, scanning and copying resources as well;
  • a systemic system of educational materials needed to support the programs offered in the institution;
  • available field specialists (librarians) who can help students and faculty with research.
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Librarians – as the most important human service in university libraries

Librarians are at the heart of every university library. All of the hard work of maintaining and supporting the entire library alongside the students and educational materials depends on them. They have to process acquisitions, support electronic resources, as well as assist students and faculty while studying and doing research, also finding the necessary information in books and online resources.

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However, not everyone can become a librarian. These are usually educated men or women with even double doctorates who specialize in specific types of books. And it’s a pretty hard and demanding job, so they often visit and study various courses, instructions, and sources to do their best on the job.

So you now see how important university libraries are to all students, researchers, scientists and teachers. And how much effort librarians make every day to maintain all functions and services of the library, so that people can easily acquire new knowledge without obstacles.

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SUNY Geneseo receives the honor of “University Library of the Year” | Local News https://savemynjlibrary.org/suny-geneseo-receives-the-honor-of-university-library-of-the-year-local-news/ Sun, 23 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/suny-geneseo-receives-the-honor-of-university-library-of-the-year-local-news/ SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library was named University Library of the Year by the Rochester Regional Library Council. Milne was chosen from libraries in an area of ​​five counties, including Monroe and Livingston. Council members cited the efforts of Milne staff to provide access to library materials and support students and faculty, including in a virtual […]]]>

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library was named University Library of the Year by the Rochester Regional Library Council.

Milne was chosen from libraries in an area of ​​five counties, including Monroe and Livingston.

Council members cited the efforts of Milne staff to provide access to library materials and support students and faculty, including in a virtual environment, during the pandemic, an unplanned library closure and the relocation of the library. library, as well as processing collections in two different storage areas.

Library services are provided to the new Fraser Hall library while Milne is undergoing a $ 35 million renovation. The new facility is expected to open in 2024-2025. The renovation project is a collaboration between the State University Construction Fund and the Provost Marshal’s office at SUNY Geneseo, and the facilities and library teams.

“I am so proud and privileged to work with such an incredible team of dedicated library staff,” said Corey Ha, Director of the Library. “Over the past 18 months, we have been through so many challenges that some libraries may face in their lifetime. However, we persevered, stayed together, worked hard to provide the best library services to our users.

The library has been closed since January 6, 2020, after asbestos particles were first discovered on January 6 by library supervisory staff. It appeared that the particles had fallen from the acoustic ceiling of the library, and the library was closed later that day.

The college’s original intention was to remove asbestos in a one-semester reduction, but in February 2020 SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles announced her decision to go ahead with a $ 35 million redesign of the space that was due to begin in 2022.

“While it is true that the presence of asbestos in a building does not pose a threat to health and that air quality tests show that the air in Milne is safe, we wanted everyone to everyone feels perfectly at ease visiting our library, ”Battles said in an email to students and staff. “We believe that reducing asbestos would be a temporary solution, one that will inevitably delay our ultimate goal: to completely modernize our library and improve its resources.

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University library leaders concerned about diversity, equity and inclusion https://savemynjlibrary.org/university-library-leaders-concerned-about-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/university-library-leaders-concerned-about-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 has had a measurable impact on library leaders’ appreciation of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, a recent survey of library leaders found. academic libraries of the Ithaka S + R nonprofit research and strategy group. More and more university library leaders are asserting […]]]>

The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 has had a measurable impact on library leaders’ appreciation of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, a recent survey of library leaders found. academic libraries of the Ithaka S + R nonprofit research and strategy group.

More and more university library leaders are asserting their desire to implement anti-racist policies in the wake of national racial justice movements, according to the survey. But most are still concerned that their staffing and fundraising strategies do not adequately support these goals. Many library executives also failed to recognize how the COVID-19 budget cuts likely disproportionately impacted employees of color.

The survey was conducted in the fall of 2020 and includes responses from 638 library directors in four-year institutions. This was the subject of an Ithaka S + R webinar yesterday on the effects of national racial justice movements on library strategy, staff and collections.

Survey respondents were three times more likely to say that the ability to foster equity, diversity and inclusion is one of the three most important skills for a library manager in 2020, compared to 2019. Good that this skill is valued more than before, it remains a low priority for library directors. Only 25% selected this ability for their top three, Jennifer Frederick, senior survey analyst at Ithaka S + R, told the webinar. Frederick co-wrote the investigation report with Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, head of investigation and research for the association.

The ability to manage change was the most valued skill for library managers, with 63% of respondents choosing it as one of their top three, up from 54% in 2019. This finding was highlighted by the panelist from the webinar Patricia Hswe, audience program manager. knowledge to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which asked what change library leaders think they are managing.

There is a recurring criticism from Black, Indigenous and Colored staff that change is happening very slowly in libraries, Hswe said. The ability to manage change is perhaps the skill most valued by library managers, but “where is the evidence for this change?” Hswe asked.

Discussions about diversity in a predominantly white profession have been going on for decades, but the number of black library leaders remains the same as it was 30 years ago, said Trevor A. Dawes, vice-president of libraries and libraries. museums and May Morris University librarian at the University of Delaware.

None of the webinar attendees, including Dawes, expressed surprise that the survey indicated little significant movement toward hiring, retaining and promoting more diverse staff and faculty.

Survey respondents reported feeling less confident in their staffing strategies related to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in 2020 than in 2019. Overall, trust in institutional strategies and at the library level remained low, at 26% and 31%, respectively.

Administrators may feel less confident than before because they are now starting to realize that “white supremacy is still prevalent in libraries and society after all the marches and statements,” said Karim Boughida, Dean of Libraries University of Rhode Island scholars, in an email.

Although many institutions issued statements denouncing racism last summer, few have actually taken meaningful steps to support their black and brown students, faculty and staff, said Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, dean. from the Ida Jane Dacus Library and the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop. University, during the webinar.

“One of my direct reports recently asked me if I was going to write an anti-racism statement for the library, and I said no. I would prefer that we do certain things and then have something to write about, ”said Davis Kendrick.

The survey found that 84% of library managers did not expect employees of color to be disproportionately affected by cuts due to the pandemic. But Ithaka S + R’s analysis suggested that library positions with a higher percentage of non-white employees were more likely to be affected than other positions.

“I remain concerned, given my work on morale and the way people are treated at work, that leaders don’t know who is affected,” said Davis Kendrick. Library staff of color feel they are in a much more precarious position than their white colleagues in terms of maintaining their posts, she said.

In discussing concrete steps libraries can take to improve their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility strategies, panelists agreed that it is not helpful for library leaders to say that they prioritize diversity if it is not an issue that concerns them.

In order to design meaningful strategies, you need to train yourself and hire real experts as consultants and trainers, Boughida said.

“Realize that white supremacy is systemic and not situational, start working intentionally on correcting inequalities,” Boughida said. “Realize that this work is very long term.”

Efforts to diversify the collections should be undertaken in collaboration with faculty members and students so that the material is truly integrated into the curricula, Dawes said. Additionally, staff of color should not be expected to shoulder the burden of diversity work without regular breaks.

“No time to think, but time to get away from work,” said Davis Kendrick.

It can take a long time for libraries to get to a place where they are able to prioritize work on diversity, equity and inclusion, Dawes said. The University of Delaware and the University of Binghamton are both working with Ithaka S + R to undertake an audit of their talent management, from hiring through to when staff members leave the institution.

It took the library four years to get to the point where Dawes felt ready to do such an audit. The results can be difficult to compare, but they will give the institution a baseline against which to measure success, he said.


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An updated manual for resizing university library collections https://savemynjlibrary.org/an-updated-manual-for-resizing-university-library-collections/ Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/an-updated-manual-for-resizing-university-library-collections/ CHICAGO – Honored with numerous distinctions, including a star review in Library Journal, the first edition of “Rightizing the Academic Library Collection,” published by ALA Editions, demonstrated the power and flexibility of “rightsizing,” an approach that applies an evolutionary, rule-based strategy to help academic libraries balance space and collection management. . In the five years […]]]>

CHICAGO – Honored with numerous distinctions, including a star review in Library Journal, the first edition of “Rightizing the Academic Library Collection,” published by ALA Editions, demonstrated the power and flexibility of “rightsizing,” an approach that applies an evolutionary, rule-based strategy to help academic libraries balance space and collection management. . In the five years since the first edition of Suzanne M. Ward, the shared printing infrastructure has grown in leaps and bounds, as has the coordination between programs. With this review, Mary E. Miller addresses new options as well as the growing urgency to protect risky securities as you shrink your physical collection. Readers will feel confident in tailoring their institution’s collections with this book’s expert advice on:

  • the concept of resizing, a strategic and largely automated approach that uses continuous assessment to identify unused and underused materials in the collection, and its five basic elements;
  • developing a resizing plan, from developing removal criteria and creating reject lists to workflow management and disposal of removed materials, with an emphasis on management project;
  • move towards “facilitated collection” with a mix of local, external and collaborative services;
  • six discussion areas for decisions about participating in a shared printing program;
  • factors in the choice of a collection decision-making aid;
  • relations with stakeholders;
  • how to manage printed resources after your library grants perpetual access rights to the electronic equivalent; and
  • future directions for resizing

Miller is director of collections management and preservation at the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, MN. She has written and lectured on archives and preservation, print sharing programs, and consortium collection management. His current research interests include issues of print retention in academic libraries, risk factors for monograph retention commitments, models for determining the number of copies needed nationally to ensure the survival of titles. barely owned and best practices for intentional, data-driven collection management. . Ward retired in 2017 from Purdue University Libraries in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has written extensively on Patron-Led Acquisitions, publishing “A Guide to Implementing and Managing Patron-Led Acquisitions” in 2012 and giving presentations on the topic nationally and internationally.

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B&T returns to the university library market https://savemynjlibrary.org/bt-returns-to-the-university-library-market/ Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/bt-returns-to-the-university-library-market/ Five years after leaving the university library market, Baker & Taylor is back. In an announcement yesterday, B&T executives said they have created a new unit that will serve academic libraries around the world with a range of library products and services to institutions, as well as its catalog of books, films and music. for […]]]>

Five years after leaving the university library market, Baker & Taylor is back. In an announcement yesterday, B&T executives said they have created a new unit that will serve academic libraries around the world with a range of library products and services to institutions, as well as its catalog of books, films and music. for colleges and universities.

Aman Kochar, Executive Vice President and General Manager of B&T, said PW the company returned to the academic library market for two reasons: a change in company ownership since the company exited the market in 2015 and changes in the industry caused by the pandemic.

B&T exited the college market with the sale of YBP to EBSCO in late 2015 in what B&T Executive Vice President Dave Cully said was a decision to focus on its core public and school library markets. Recently, Kochar said, librarians contacted the company to return to the market. A comeback was made more possible by B&T’s ties to Follett Corp, which acquired the company in April 2016. Kochar said that B&T and Follett “have a lot of synergy” in the university market, especially through operations by Follett of approximately 1,200 college stores.

While the two wholesalers serving the university market are doing a good job, Kochar said, B&T is re-entering the market as a “service first” organization. Returning to the market, Kochar said, “I didn’t want to be just another guy,” but wanted to come up with a unique deal. He cited B&T’s Sustainable Shelves program, in which B&T repurchases unwanted printed books from a library’s collection for credit, as an example of a new service that has been successful in public libraries and that could work in academia. . “We want to help libraries operate more efficiently,” Kochar said, as Covid-19 disrupts many traditional practices and results in an increased need for digital materials.

So, now that B&T has returned to the university library market, is this a return to the retail market, from which B&T exited in May 2019, in cards?

“We thought someone would ask that,” Kochar said, “but the answer is no. Entering the retail market and the college library market is like comparing apples to oranges. They are very different markets.


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Local University Library Organization Gets Creative To Save Students Big Money https://savemynjlibrary.org/local-university-library-organization-gets-creative-to-save-students-big-money/ Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/local-university-library-organization-gets-creative-to-save-students-big-money/ Amid the economic downturn and an uncertain short-term future, colleges and students around the world are looking for ways to lower the cost of post-secondary education. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Inc. believes it has several digital-focused initiatives that will help do this. To combat the financial pressures on students and their families, […]]]>

Amid the economic downturn and an uncertain short-term future, colleges and students around the world are looking for ways to lower the cost of post-secondary education.

The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Inc. believes it has several digital-focused initiatives that will help do this.

To combat the financial pressures on students and their families, PALNI created its affordable learning program, PALSave, with the goal of saving students over $ 1 million over five years. Due to the early growth of their initiatives, PALNI officials are confident they will meet this goal, saving students $ 1.25 million by mid-2024.

PALSave, which launched in 2018 and received a $ 520,000 Lilly Endowment grant last year, is fighting the rise

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textbook costs at the 24 Indiana colleges and universities supported by PALNI using free material as open educational resources, often in digital form, instead of traditional commercial textbooks.

It also helps college instructors create open source textbooks, and PALNI is creating a digital repository to make these books available to anyone for free.

The issue of increasing costs for college textbooks is significant, said PALNI Executive Director Kirsten Leonard.

“During the 2019-2020 school year, students spent an average of $ 1,240 on textbooks,” she said. “This is on top of the tuition and fees. Savings on textbooks will help make university more affordable for everyone.

The pandemic and recession are driving increased interest in open educational resources that are not only cheaper, but also quality and easier to access digital course materials for distance learners, Leonard said.

“We believe the PALSave Affordable Learning Program provides a solution to the rising costs of textbooks while helping to meet the digital needs that the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified,” Leonard said.

New data from PALNI shows that thanks to the PALSave program, students have already collectively saved more than $ 200,000 on textbooks.

PALNI, which was established in 1992, uses funding from the Lilly Endowment to fuel the PALSave program in several ways. Part of the effort is focused on training college instructors and encouraging them to use the free resources available to help reduce the use of expensive paper business textbooks.

Through the PALSave program, instructors can get $ 500 in help redesigning their course using open source material.

“We can help teachers redesign lessons to use open source material,” Leonard said. “As soon as you turn the teachers on to this, they are immediately interested.”

Another $ 200 is available for instructors reviewing open source material.

“Critics are a critical element,” said Leonard, “They show how this applies to [instructors’] students. “

With 87 faculty members now enrolled in the PALSave Course Redesign Grant program, year two savings are expected to reach $ 304,000, according to PALNI.

PALNI’s efforts go far beyond promoting existing open source opportunities.

“The next big phase is to help create open educational resources,” Leonard said. “There is a demonstrated need for this among students. Some students do not buy the textbooks because of the expense. They are therefore not as successful in the course.

PALNI, a nonprofit organization with four full-time employees, recently created an authoring platform that helps instructors create open source educational materials, and PALSave offers textbook creation grants.

The PALSave Textbook Creation Grant program funds the creation of five open textbooks. A grant of up to $ 6,500 is available per successful proposal. PALNI will coordinate peer review, copy editing, layout and hosting services. Faculty members from PALNI-supported institutions have been invited to submit proposals. Textbooks can cover any discipline at the undergraduate or postgraduate level and should be comprehensive textbooks geared towards a specific field of study, Leonard said. The material will be freely accessible and free to use by all.

PALNI provides an open source authoring tool, Pressbooks, to support faculty adaptation and authorship. So far, a faculty member at Butler University has published a textbook for their course using this service, and it can be viewed here. PALNI officials expect more teachers to use this platform when redesigning their courses.

In addition to the authoring tool, PALNI is developing open source software, called Hyku, to optimize it for storing and discovering open textbooks and other open educational materials in multiple libraries to control costs. The digital repository, a joint project between PALNI and Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc., was piloted this year and is expected to have educational materials by the end of this year.

In addition to educational materials, Hyku will provide storage and access to a wide range of digital materials, including journal articles, electronic theses and dissertations, archival collections and institutional documents. PALNI Institutional Repository Coordinator Nicholas Stanton-Roark, based at Anderson University, was the first to deposit a collection of student work on behalf of the University of Indianapolis.

Erin Milanese, Coordinator of PALNI’s Affordable Learning Project, follows the redesigned courses and free resources selected by professors in the consortium. The Hyku repository will serve as a discovery tool for these resources, creating a resource to help other professors change their courses to use free resources to support even more students, Leonard said.

Some open online repositories have grown rapidly. The Open Textbook Library, created by the Minnesota-based Open Education Network, offers more than 800 free textbooks, with each book vetted and certified to meet the Open Education Network’s academic rigor criteria.

PALNI’s “repository will contain links to existing freely accessible content selected from over 80 course redesign grants, and will continue to grow as we add more participants,” said Leonard. “For newly written content, there will be five textbooks funded by PALNI / Lilly Endowment, and we plan to continue supporting the creation of new material by PALNI teachers in the future. We will also work with PALCI to attach material created from their multi-partner funded project in Pennsylvania. So there will be a lot more content added over the next few years.

Accessing free educational materials in a college classroom is not necessarily a simple web search.

“Finding and using open educational resources is not just about going on the Internet, finding material and reusing it,” explained Amanda Hurford, PALNI’s Director of Scholarly Communications and President of PALSave. “A Creative Commons license tells users that information can be reused. Open text books are a type created by the authors with the express intention of making them available for free. This is what we are trying to push forward.


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ACRL publishes “Getting the job: hiring college library for new librarian” https://savemynjlibrary.org/acrl-publishes-getting-the-job-hiring-college-library-for-new-librarian/ Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/acrl-publishes-getting-the-job-hiring-college-library-for-new-librarian/ CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian” by Meggan Press, an accessible and constructive manual that can help you navigate your search for employment and hiring of the university library. to treat. Academia is a strange and wonderful […]]]>

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian” by Meggan Press, an accessible and constructive manual that can help you navigate your search for employment and hiring of the university library. to treat.

Academia is a strange and wonderful beast, governed by rules and traditions that may be opaque to those who have never worked professionally in its unique hallways. Academic job search is a very specific process that only superficially resembles job search in other fields.

“Get the Job” is a concise and practical job search guide for librarians interested in a career in academic libraries. It opens with concrete suggestions on how to steer your studies towards full-time employment and make the most of the student experiences. The majority of the book is devoted to the job search itself, covering the various stages of the college hiring process, breaking each step into manageable pieces, and providing plenty of tips and ideas from the search committee’s perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on introduction, one of the most stressful and new parts of the interview process for a new librarian. Along the way, you’ll gain insight into the “whys” of academia and how they manifest in the hiring process. Finally, there is post-job advice, providing advice on negotiating and concluding with practical advice for the first year of a new job.

The aim is to empower the new job seeker and help them focus their energy in a positive direction. “Get the Job” emphasizes the concrete actions that a job seeker can take in the mindset and material creation, and provides support and constructive suggestions to not only survive but thrive during the job. job search process.

“Getting the Job: Hiring a College Library for the New Librarian” is available for purchase in print and as an eBook form through the ALA Online Store; in print on Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the United States or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

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Harvard Crimson shares vision for modern university library https://savemynjlibrary.org/harvard-crimson-shares-vision-for-modern-university-library/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/harvard-crimson-shares-vision-for-modern-university-library/ Weekly News Collection October 22, 2019 – In addition to this week’s NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers weekly news summaries that feature the latest product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information today. For more breaking news, check […]]]>
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Harvard Crimson Shares his vision of the modern university library

Harvard CrimsonThe editorial board of published an editorial stating the following:

The advent of the digital age has transformed our relationships with our common spaces and the way these common spaces are constructed. One of the most ubiquitous spaces in a student’s life, the campus library, is hardly immune to this trend. But the merits of updating libraries for the 21st century are questionable. …

The future of Harvard Libraries must strike a balance between preserving its historic character and functions and the modernization that has marked recent years. …

To be sure, we believe that providing free technology resources and creative spaces for students, as well as designing libraries for collaborative use, can be incredibly rewarding for the Harvard experience. However, students should still learn to search archives and navigate Harvard library resources for research purposes. …

The world is changing and the way we access media and information continues to evolve. The Harvard Library has certainly changed in some ways to accommodate this development, but it has not yet and should never give up its goal of providing the University and the world at large with the knowledge we have. need to understand our past and move towards a better future.

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Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library First HBCU to Win National Academic Library Award | New https://savemynjlibrary.org/atlanta-university-center-woodruff-library-first-hbcu-to-win-national-academic-library-award-new/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:22:12 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/atlanta-university-center-woodruff-library-first-hbcu-to-win-national-academic-library-award-new/ AUC Woodruff Library is the first historically black college and university library to win the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Award for Excellence in Academic Libraries. The Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) is the recipient of the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. This is the first […]]]>

AUC Woodruff Library is the first historically black college and university library to win the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Award for Excellence in Academic Libraries.

The Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) is the recipient of the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. This is the first time that a historically black college and university library (HBCU) has received this national honor.

“This award is a mark of recognition for the staff here and the programs we offer our students,” says Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the Library. an HBCU can provide as much value and expertise as a library in a predominantly white institution. And we’re doing it with a lot less resources.

The AUC Woodruff Library has competed with hundreds of national university libraries. After a competitive selection process, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and YBP Library Services selected AUC Woodruff Library as the winner, recognizing library staff, programs and resources that contribute to the institutions’ educational missions. that they serve.

The Woodruff Library at University Center Atlanta serves students and faculty at Clark University in Atlanta, the Interfaith Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. “While many university libraries are faced with relationships with a group of administrators, faculty, and students, the Atlanta University Center manages to effectively support teaching, learning, and research at four different institutions, by skillfully managing these relationships, ”said Trevor Dawes, Chair of the 2016 Academic Library Excellence Committee.

Affectionately known as the “Woody Club” by its students and alumni, the AUC Woodruff Library is touted as a safe learning and social destination in the University Village. “Every year we continue to see the definition of ‘Club Woody’ evolve,” laughs Parham. “We are not at all offended by this title. People give nicknames to things they care about. It is a welcoming space where students can visit friends, meet for lessons, work on projects, participate in educational activities and discuss social and political issues, ”she adds.

AUC Woodruff Library has over 1.5 million items in all formats, and its Archives Research Center is a well-known destination for the preservation and documentation of African American history and culture. It houses items from the historic Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Papers, the Asa G. Hilliard Collection, the Walter Rodney Collection, the C. Eric Lincoln Collection, and the Tupac Shakur Collection.

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To learn more about the AUC Woodruff Library, visit: www.AUCTR.org

The Robert W. Woodruff Library at the University Center of Atlanta (AUC) serves one of the oldest and largest consortia of historically black colleges and universities in the country: Clark Atlanta University, the Interfaith Theological Center, the Morehouse College and Spelman College. As a shared resource of this vibrant academic center, it serves approximately 8,000 students and has 1.5 million articles in all formats. The 220,000-square-foot building features collaborative learning and study spaces, cutting-edge technology, smart classrooms, presentation studios, a showroom, a cafe, a copy center and media. nationally recognized archives research center. The AUC Woodruff Library Archives Research Center, located within the AUC Woodruff Library, is a rich and unique archival collection documenting the history of the AUC and the Afro-African experience. larger American. Noted for its collections of culturally significant documents, it contains more than 105 collections, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection of Morehouse College.


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