What a difference a year makes

As the end of 2017 approaches, and I have time to reflect on the events of the past year, there are many memories running through my mind. As is usually the case, some things were good, and some were bad. For example: A year ago there was great uncertainty about my career and my role […]

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The ‘Coordinator Syndrome’ and e-resources management

Once again I find myself nodding along with excellent and thoughtful points made by Meredith Farkas, this time from her latest blog post, “Reflections on library assessment and the Library Assessment Conference.” The part that particularly resonates with me is Meredith’s mention of the ‘Coordinator Syndrome’ and how problematic it is to hold a coordinator […]

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A risk that paid off

Last week a campus-wide email was sent out by someone in college administration and it caught my eye because it talked about upcoming availability to our college of an e-book that related to a current chapel series. The e-book was going to be offered free of charge by a well known publisher. This got me […]

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What is one important decision that e-resources librarians need to make? My response

I was recently asked to respond to the following question, and I thought it might be worthwhile to share both the question and my response here. What is one important decision that e-resources librarians need to make?¬†What does the optimal solution/answer look like? How can we create that solution/answer? There are so many ways to […]

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Lower costs, greater access

A Buswell Library colleague and I have been working on a presentation that summarizes a very complex process undertaken a few years ago (well before my time) to lower journal subscription costs as a percentage of our overall acquisitions budget, while at the same time providing our users with greater access to content than ever […]

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