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The Rock and the Hard Place (Part 3): Being Open For Change

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Two years ago the department in which I work was charged with developing a new organizational structure in response to changes in the scholarly publishing landscape.  Reflecting, presenting, and writing in various venues about this, it’s hard to avoid the ad nauseam reference to change – change is the new normal; embrace change; anticipate change; … Continue reading The Rock and the Hard Place (Part 3): Being Open For Change →

Make it Work! Starting a Makerspace in an Academic Library, Phase 1

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ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Hannah Pope, Emerging Technologies Librarian at Appalachian State University. Makerspaces are cropping up in libraries everywhere, but the process for creating one of these areas in an academic library can often be layered and confusing. This is especially true for librarians and staff who have had very little prior … Continue reading Make it Work! Starting a Makerspace in an Academic Library, Phase 1 →

Theory as a keel: Developing a critical framework for open education

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Virginians involved in education were extremely fortunate to have the 13th Annual Open Education Conference held in Richmond, at the Great Richmond Convention Center November 2nd through 4th, 2016. The conference, billed as the “premiere venue for sharing research, development, advocacy, design, and other work relating the open education,” offers librarians a unique opportunity to … Continue reading Theory as a keel: Developing a critical framework for open education →

Self-Care: Focusing on you

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This fall semester has brought a full load of classes, projects, and committee work. Add on the election and the stress doubles. Since I began my job as an academic librarian, I have constantly heard “self care, self care.” However, being the stubborn person I am, I did not really understand the importance of setting … Continue reading Self-Care: Focusing on you →

On Critical Habits of Mind

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This semester I’ve been working with a First Year Seminar on Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility. For their semester-long research assignment, each student selected a company from the 2016 Forbes Most Ethical Companies list. They were asked to investigate the company’s relationship to its customers, employees, the environment, and international suppliers (if applicable), and how … Continue reading On Critical Habits of Mind →

Exploring artifacts of students’ learning trajectories, or The view from here

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I’ve been serving on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at my institution for a little over a year now. If you’re not familiar with the purpose and scope of an IRB, it’s generally the group’s charge to review, approve, and monitor research conducted with human subjects. It’s the IRB’s responsibility to ensure that researchers are … Continue reading Exploring artifacts of students’ learning trajectories, or The view from here →

Is Open Access Enough? Strategies for Healthier OA.

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I’m a salesman, and the hardest part of my job is encouraging people to buy. As a Digital Scholarship librarian I manage the Institutional Repository (IR) and peddle Open Access (OA) to students and faculty, who, despite enthusiasm in our field are sometimes skeptical about web based and OA resources. For a long time, librarians have championed OA in … Continue reading Is Open Access Enough? Strategies for Healthier OA. →

Supporting Our Communities

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I’d originally planned a different post for today, but now it seems like that can wait. The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has come as a surprise to many. I’m still wrapping my head around it, both personally and professionally, as a librarian at a public college in … Continue reading Supporting Our Communities →

Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians in Higher Education

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ACRLog welcomes a guest post from Sara Harrington, Head of Arts and Archives at Ohio University Libraries. The ACRL Instruction Section charged a Task Force with revising the Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. On November 2, 2016 the new draft document “Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians in Higher Education” was released … Continue reading Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians in Higher Education →

My Space, Your Space, Our Space, New Space?

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For this week’s post, I had the unique opportunity to review a recently published white paper by Brian Mathews, associate dean at Virginia Tech Libraries and Jenizza Badua, interior design student at Virginia Tech entitled, Curating the Campus, Curating Change.  This fascinating conceptual piece is based on a mixture of ideas, conversations, and some actual … Continue reading My Space, Your Space, Our Space, New Space? →

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