Collaborative Collections

Collaborative Collections

Academic librarians struggle with how to meet their users’ need for print collections while coping with limited budgets and expanded demands on their physical space. While resource sharing has a long history in libraries, an approach that treats it as more than an afterthought has potential to reduce both unnecessary duplication and gaps in the collection. Technological advances can help make storage more efficient, faster delivery feasible, and management easier.


LSU Locker Room Gift Spurs GoFundMe for Library

Elisa Shoenberger, Aug 07, 2019
Louisiana State University (LSU) recently received $28 million, raised privately, for its football locker rooms. Ginger Gibson Burk, an LSU alum and political reporter in Washington, DC, was happy that the football team got a new locker room but “it was a reminder that the library is in a state of disrepair and needs to be addressed,” said Burk. She started a GoFundMe campaign on her phone on her way to work to raise money to fix and update LSU’s Middleton Library.

Social Cohesion Means Survival | Sustainability

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Aug 06, 2019
While many view natural disasters as levelers—events that do not differentiate based on ethnicity or economic status—this is not the case. Low-income citizens are often hit harder by extreme weather events, due to everything from poorly constructed or aging housing to housing located closer to flood plains.

Becoming a Change-Ready Academic Library Leader | Leading from the Library

Steven Bell, Aug 08, 2019
If the prospect of going through another change management exercise leaves you groaning and wishing for a better way to adapt to change, you may be ready for change readiness.

Saeed Jones on the Power of Writing | Editors' Fall Picks 2019

Stephanie Sendaula, Aug 05, 2019

In July, poet and writer Saeed Jones spoke with LJ about his latest work, How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir. Jones is also the author of the award-winning poetry collections Prelude to Bruise (2014) and When the Only Light Is Fire (2011).

Alexandra Chassanoff, Apr 12, 2018
During the week of March 19–23 MIT Libraries convened experts from across disciplines and domains to identify and address grand challenges in the scholarly communication and information science landscape.
Mirco Tonin, Jan 03, 2018
Suppose a librarian receives an email from a man named Greg Walsh, wanting to become a cardholder or simply inquiring about the open hours. Would the librarian reply? And, if so, would the reply be polite, including for instance some form of salutation, such as “Hello” or “Good morning”? Does your answer change if the guy is called Tyrone Washington? Is a librarian treating Jake Mueller differently from DeShawn Jackson?
LJ Reviews, Apr 11, 2018
A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease
Mahnaz Dar, Jan 20, 2018
Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.
Gary Price, Aug 19, 2019
The following article (full text) appears in the July 2019 issue of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL).  Title Teaching and Learning Without a Textbook: Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources Author Hong LinUniversity of Oklahoma Source International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningVol. 20 No. 3 […]
Gary Price, Aug 19, 2019
From Billy Penn: If they were stacked vertically, the LGBTQ artifacts at the William Way Community Center would stand 800 feet tall. That’s a tower nearly as tall as the Comcast Center, made up of hundreds of thousands of items like personal letters, artworks, t-shirts and buttons. We’re talking flyers for drag shows from the […]
Gary Price, Aug 18, 2019
From a Guest Post on the National Library of Australia Website by Kate Torney, Chair of National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) and CEO, State Library Victoria: This month something truly remarkable has happened for Australia. It won’t make front page news or cause a Twitter storm, but it exists for every one of us. The […]
Gary Price, Aug 17, 2019
The following article was recently published by OLA Quarterly an official publication of the Oregon Library Association. Title Leveraging Cataloging and Collection Development Expertise to Improve OER Discovery Authors Clare Sobotka Linn-Benton Community College Holly Wheeler Mt. Hood Community College Heather White Mt. Hood Community College Source OLA Quarterly Volume 25 Number 1 Abstract While […]
Neal Wyatt,  Aug 16, 2019
Where'd You Go Bernadette? leads a handful of adaptations today and through next week. Robert Macfarlane wins the Wainwright Golden Beer book prize and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wins one of the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards. The September LibraryReads list is out, topped by  Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson.

Neal Wyatt,  Aug 15, 2019
The Inn by James Patterson with Candice Fox leads nine new bestsellers onto the lists. Barack Obama posts his summer reading list—and sends book sales soaring. The NYT Magazine publishes poems and stories by 16 notable authors that bring African American history to life.

Neal Wyatt,  Aug 14, 2019
An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo is the book of the day, getting glowing reviews and focused attention. Inland by Téa Obreht continues to make strides. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America by Christopher Leonard is also getting strong buzz. The trailer for Little Women is out and is trending on YouTube.

Neal Wyatt,  Aug 13, 2019
Inland by Téa Obreht gets much better reviews. The shortist  for the Not the Booker prize is out and there is other award news as well. A male critic has written about Sally Rooney's lips, starting a social media fire storm.



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