|How To Be Information Literate When Choosing Your Work Environment
||For new professionals who recently entered the field, there are many factors to consider when deciding what type of library one would like to work in. Examining several different criteria and prioritizing each of those points can be the difference b...
|Institutional Repositories Provide Open Access to Scholarly Communication
||Institutional repositories present academic institutions with the opportunity to provide global open access to the scholarship that is created within that institution without going through the traditional scholarly publishing model. In the fall of 20...
|Library Assessment from a Fresh Perspective
||One of the greatest strengths of Next Gen librarians can be found in their ability to bring new and innovative ideas to the information workplace. Next Gen librarians can successfully serve in capacities that include leadership roles in core library ...
|The New Face of Library Instruction Is the Interface
||It is no longer of utmost importance for library patrons to be physically oriented to the library in the traditional sense when using a library as an information outlet. Instead, patrons have an increasing need for knowing how to access an overwhelmi...
|Poor Leadership and the Toxic Environment
||Being cognizant of one's skills as a library supervisor will go a long way towards determining if a library's staff considers its workplace healthy. A library can be flush with funding, have the greatest collection of resources, and be equipped with ...
|Staff Development Ideas to Improve Quality of Job Performance and Satisfaction
||In this article, the author describes ways to improve job performance and satisfaction through the creation of staff development opportunities in libraries. Successful examples from an academic library are provided which include committee work to enc...
|Starting From Scratch: Implementing a Successful, Multifaceted Information Literacy Program
||First-year programs often provide critical avenues for freshmen students’ first exposure to information literacy. Collaborations between librarians and first-year programs often include orientations that are brief and limited in scope. Implementing a...
|Using Clickers to Increase Information Literacy Outcomes in the Classroom
||Commonly referred to as CRS (classroom response systems), clickers are innovative, interactive tools that have become increasingly popular on university campuses in the last five years. Many different CRS products are available, but the concept under...
|Working Ideas for Staff Development in the Academic Library
||Staff development helps to introduce new technologies to staff and gives them the tools and training to use them successfully in their specific work areas. Staff development also helps to keep employees connected to what is going on in their work env...