Category Archives: Research

Impact, promotion and press releases

Summer is Impact Factor (IF) season. Publishers, societies, and journal editors the world over anxiously await the outcome of the latest version of the Thomson Reuters® Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Will their journal IFs have increased or decreased? How will they … Continue reading

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Library report reading season

As I read the  state of our Libraries reports this month, I am keeping Michael Edson’s question in mind [ CUA Bridging the Spectrum 2014: Keynote ] – what would my library look like at 1000% improvement? National Science Board’s: … Continue reading

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Faith

“The substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Toby Ziegler West Wing Fourth season “Evidence of Things Not Seen” This is my favorite definition of faith. In this very chaotic first week of the semester … Continue reading

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Change and serendipity

I realized this week that I want no part of this change that I have been managing for more than a year. I have been preaching to my staff that closing a library is bad and sad, but maybe also … Continue reading

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Year-end review OR twice in two days…

As we wrap up this academic year, I am evaluating this academic year by ideas, not by closing a library. My choice! It’s been a tough year…but the ideas survive and nourish a tired brain. One of the biggest trends … Continue reading

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Dancing With My Whiteboards

I’d rather be dancing with my whiteboards than writing my annual report! Good song lyrics, don’t you think? While our students are away we are re-purposing yet another library space (my 3rd such project in 3 years on the job.) … Continue reading

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Look for heroes @Libraries this April!

Thank you! , Michael Edson – Director, Web and New Media Strategy with the Smithsonian Institution – for reminding me of something I read long ago and need to remember everyday. Our library users are heroes on their own epic … Continue reading

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It was a hard conference…ACRL2011

The Association of College & Research Libraries – ACRL 2011 conference was held in Philadelphia, PA March 30- April 2. I attended most sessions with my on-the-cusp Library Administrator hat. There was not much smiling, much less guffawing, in the … Continue reading

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Got Stress?

Information can be stress inducing, don’t you think? There can be too much information, or too little information. It can come at you too fast or, sometimes, too frustratingly slow. It can be good, scholarly, peer reviewed information; or very, … Continue reading

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By the Numbers?

By the numbers, I don’t think so! I’ve compiled annual reports and statistics; this week  I am figuring budget cuts and real-life budget woes with a spouse laid-off…is this the measure of my work and my life? I don’t think … Continue reading

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