College & Research Libraries News
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College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.6.288
Fact checkingStreaming musicRemedial postsecondary educationUndergraduate enrollmentGlobal Internet usersStranded college credits
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.223
It’s that time of the year again. You know, that time when we are chasing down our IPEDS/ACRL numbers for the dreaded annual reports. Even with some helpful changes over the past few years, I continue to have questions about the value of at least some of the information we are all asked to provide. Some important trends can be clearly tracked. Circulation of print/physical materials has been declining steadily overall and continues to do so. Why? Ask a roomful of librarians and you will undoubtedly get many different explanations, and the reasons are a combination of many of those. Expenditures on those print/physical items is also declining in many academic libraries.
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.237
No one imagines starting a new leadership role, or any role, in the middle of a pandemic. In the summer of 2020, we found ourselves doing exactly that: moving to new states and starting new leadership roles during COVID-19. Starting new leadership roles can be challenging during regular times, but the pandemic added another layer of complexity. Along with worries about moving, housing, and other logistical hurdles, the main questions on our minds were related to leadership. In the spirit of Amanda Clay Power, Martin Garnar, and Dustin Fife’s ACRL articles on leadership and book, we opted to interview each other regarding our experiences.
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.228
Small libraries frequently face significant challenges related to funding and staff capacity when attempting to complete large projects and improve infrastructure. With careful planning and a bit of luck, however, it is possible to leverage small successes into much larger accomplishments. The University of Arizona Poetry Center, a special collections library of contemporary poetry within the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona, recently adopted this approach to implement a systematic overhaul of its preservation program.
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.239
Doing these Spotlights is actually one of the more pleasant aspects of my role as C&RL editor. It is a time to reflect on the works that authors have done and discuss common threads of trending topics. This particular issue is full of a number of compelling articles, so it was actually a little difficult to select a direction to riff on.That said, there are actually two articles that address anxiety, and given that the past year has been nothing but anxiety-inducing, it seems natural to focus on that. In addition, one of most viewed articles in C&RL (it has consistently been in the top three most viewed articles) is “Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety” by Erin L. McAfee, which tells me that there is definitely a lot of interest in the topic.
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.206
MSU Library awards faculty OER grantsLYRASIS, Columbia University Libraries announce e-books partnershipSpringer Nature, UC-Berkeley Library sign new open access book partnershipASERL, DOAJ forge new partnershipLexisNexis introduces Nexis Data LabSpringshare announces new LibCal mapping featuresEx Libris, DataCite launch new integration features
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.244
Distance educationDigestible newsBook publishing industry 2020Top education appsHandwriting helps learning
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.214
In fall 2019, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries launched an information and digital literacy badge and certificate program in partnership with the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL), housed in the UW Libraries main branch. ECTL crafts programing and provides support for graduate students, staff, and faculty who teach on our campus by employing instructional designers.The Information and Digital Badge and Certificate Program was created when ECTL redesigned their Teaching and Learning Certificate, and it features many services and resources that UW Libraries already offers (i.e., information literacy instruction and research consultations). This article will detail the redesign of the certificate program, how the current teaching and learning certificate was designed, and conclude with lessons learned from the first year of the program as well as future goals.
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.233
Much the same as many other academic libraries, the University of South Florida (USF) developed scholarly communication and copyright services in response to community demand and to fulfill perceived institutional needs. The services initially established connections through liaison librarians and referral, when faculty patrons intuitively approached the library with a query. Growth of the services was slow. A new method of outreach for copyright and scholarly communication services was needed. The DSS Roadshow, named after the library department Digital Scholarship Services, aimed at providing a menu of modularly configured presentations to faculty and graduate students at the university. Based on two different tracks, scholarly communication or copyright for instruction, the DSS Roadshow was designed to help deliver the services directly to departments around campus.
College & Research Libraries News, Volume 82; https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.5.205
Welcome to the May 2021 issue of C&RL News. We open this month’s issue with latest installment of our Perspectives on the Framework column. Christopher Sweet of Illinois Wesleyan University advocates for increasing the focus on social justice in the Framework for Information Literacy in his article “Overdue.”