Category Archives: Library Trends

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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What I did…

Recently my colleague (slash supervisor) and I presented at the 2013 Missouri Library Association Conference in St. Louis.  We discussed how to make big library design changes for little or no cost. I’ve included a link to the Prezi presentation … Continue reading

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Libraries good. Kander bad. Missouri sad.

In late March, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander proposed cutting 13 Missouri State Library positions.  This is actually a pretty dramatic cut for the state library.    But what has librarians shocked is not the proposed cuts. Let’s face … Continue reading

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Julie Garwood, I’m Breaking Up With You

A romance break up just in time for Valentine’s Day. Julie, we need to talk.  There was a time when I loved you. It was a simpler time back then. I never had to justify my joy in reading romance … Continue reading

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So now that we’re already into 2013, does it mean that this article is already obsolete? 2012 top ten trends in academic libraries. All kidding aside, I can see some of these trends at work in my library.  Digital preservation … Continue reading

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