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The OA2020 Expression of Interest
The OA2020 Expression of Interest OA2020 is an international initiative that supports institutions committed to the large-scale shift toward open access to the scholarly journal literature. Institutions that sign the ...
Becoming a One Service Desk
Muntz Library had endeavored to become a one service station for a number of years. This is an idea that the Executive Director had desired for some time. When the opportunity arose, the idea began to take shape. The ...
What is in the BOX? Building excitement with the unknown
In the My-story BOX! Building excitement with the unknown Using consistency, and a little mystery I will show you how to create and build excitement from one Storytime to the next. I will share best practices designed to ...
Benefits of weeding your collection
I “art” libraries: Exhibiting 101
Art is essential for expressing a community’s cultural identity and promoting the growth of ideas. Libraries can leverage local resources to provide patrons with access to quality art experiences and services. Embrace your ...
Making a Case for Makerspaces
Libraries strive to create and foster a collaborative learning environment for various types of learners. To fulfill this mission, libraries need to include a space that engages users and gives them opportunities to use ...
Reference is Dead: A Peer Research Assistant Program
The classic reference interaction with patrons is all but a thing of the past. At our institution, the reference desk itself disappeared altogether five years ago, with reference shifting to an on-call model. This ghosting ...
Vendor Relations: Evolving ethos and etiquette
As vendors consolidate and the electronic resources market matures, products are increasing in complexity and vendors are marketing ev¬er-changing acquisition models. To safeguard the financial health of our institutions ...
Batteries not included? Enhancing customer service
Every person is special but many times we simply answer the question or take action to solve the problem. Frequently there is more we can do with the people we touch that makes them want to come back to you or your ...
What’s Up, Doc? Free U.S. Government Health and Medical Resources
Paige Shank and Marna Morland, members of the Cross Timbers Government Information Affinity Group, demonstrate free U.S. Government databases and websites on the topics of health and medicine. From statistics to images, ...