Author Archives: Ellie Kohler

About Ellie Kohler

I'm the Access and Learning Services Librarian at Rockhurst University, and was a founding member of the ILL Special Interest Group. My specialties include interlibrary loan, instruction, reference, circulation, reserves, and wrangling 40 (or so) student assistants. I continue to defy the librarian stereotype by keeping a cat-free household.

Big Data or Big Brother? Information collection at an academic library

Academic libraries are interesting places. Right now there is a huge push towards assessment and linking library use to student success. In the library world, library use goes beyond book checkout, and encompasses online use (whether on or off campus), … Continue reading

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Organizing the Badass Networker: Part 3 of 3

In the past couple of posts I’ve described my changing attitude towards networking, and even discovered that I’m not the horrible networker that I had once thought. But taking all that learning and translating it into action, that is always … Continue reading

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Networking is Badass: Part 2 of 3

In my previous post, I talked about networking course I attended through Rockhurst University. This course was presented/instructed by Alana Muller of Coffee Lunch Coffee. I walked into class on Saturday with a giant cup of caffeine. We were supposed to … Continue reading

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Networking is a Vampire: Part 1 of 3

I call myself an introvert, and people are usually very surprised. I like talking to people. I talk all the time. I have no problem speaking up and asking questions (actually, I have to restrain myself). I actually enjoy getting … Continue reading

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When You Ghost Your Own Blog

Hello all my dedicated readers. All three of you. You know who you are. (Hi mom!) So maybe it has been a year and a half since I have posted. So maybe the last time someone visited this site was … Continue reading

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Airtable, A Cool New Toy

The other day, I was diligently working. Yes, when you are an academic librarian, you can consider cruising the internet as work.  It’s a perk.  Anyway, I was online and I found an interesting new toy called Airtable.   Airtable … Continue reading

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Missouri Public Libraries: An argument with data and graphs. Part 2

Locally Sourced Libraries and State Funding Issues In my last post, part 1 of the Missouri Public Library: An argument with data and graphs series, I tried to show through library coverage areas and usage how much Missourians, especially children, … Continue reading

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