ACRL has updated their assessment standards by transitioning to a user centered focus (woot!) that emphasizes "library contributions to institutional effectiveness."
Institutional Effectiveness: Libraries define, develop, and measure outcomes that contribute to institutional effectiveness and apply findings for the purposes of continuous improvement.
Professional Values: Libraries advance professional values of intellectual freedom, intellectual property rights and values, user privacy and confidentiality, collaboration, and user-centered service.
I know this has been shared before, but I don't know if the Full Thing has been, and it's now available, HOORAY!
and a Happy Open Access week to you TOO, Royal Society!
One of the premiere historical journal archives (it includes the first peer reviewed scientific articles . . .neat) is BUSTING OUT!
According to their blog the archive is available here to freely search.
There you go guys, it's nerding time!
This is old news, but last night I was at a meeting where we were talking about doing something similar to this presentation, which caused me to look at it again. What I like about this as an exercise is it allows you to carry out fears within the current system to an extreme and then troubleshoot. I would love to do something like this with us in the lab!
Academia in 2015: five futures on Prezi
There are all SORTS of library style holidays out there (don't get me started on Banned Books week!) but this week is OPEN ACCESS WEEK.
From their about page:
"Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Acc...
1. Develop a Strategy and Set Goals
2. Pick and Choose Your Platforms
3. Empower and Support Individual Departments
4. Put Guidelines in Place
5. Develop a Consistent Voice Across Platforms
6. Communicate Across Campus
Here's a pull from Mashable via iLibrarian about the six best practices.
Here's an article from GOOD listing the top ten Science and Math high schools and their ranking systems.
HELLO From New ORLEANS!
Sorry I haven't been able to post anything to the blog from ASIST as the internet in this hotel is utter crap. I'm going to keep this brief so I can publish this while it's still working.
I've been to some pretty awesome sessions so far:
One about alternative uses for blogs (I bragged about Learning at the Library, Historical Photos and Archival Revival).
Another about evaluating the effects of user moods/fe...