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Building Staff Morale and Creating a Positive Workplace
Libraries often have arbitrary divisions among staff members - librarians vs. paraprofessionals, technical services vs. public services, staff vs. students, etc. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library ...
The Relevance of Academic Libraries in the Twenty-First Century
The biggest challenge facing the library profession in the twenty-first century is staying relevant to its users. It is often stated that the Internet and Google have changed librarianship. This challenge, while significant, ...
Mind the Generation Gap: Millennials & Boomers in the Library Workplace
The Millennial Generation, also known as Generation Y, the Net Generation, and Echo Boomers and defined as those born between 1981 and 2000, is entering the library workforce in greater numbers every year. In recent years, ...
Management of Library Course Reserves and the Textbook Affordability Crisis
Students at U.S. colleges and universities are concerned about the high cost of textbooks. Expansion of library course reserves has been suggested as one solution to this problem. The authors surveyed libraries at public ...
Quick and Dirty Library Promotions That Really Work
The University of Wisconsin?Eau Claire?s McIntyre Library promotes the library and its services in various ways. Over the past few years, the library has used inexpensive, quick to develop marketing tools to establish ...
When Students Accept Their Corporate Overlords: Privilege and Position in Our Information Society
(Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2019-02)
Using Wikipedia to Teach Information Literacy
Today?s college student often starts his/her research by using a search engine. Because of this, Wikipedia is increasingly becoming the go-to reference resource for the newest generation of students. However, many students ...
Student Strategies for Coping with Textbook Costs and the Role of Library Course Reserves
College and university students across the United States are concerned about the cost of textbooks. This study examines the student patterns of coping with textbook inflation and the role that course reserve collections ...
Library Instruction as Participatory Art: Engaging Students with Tablets and Active Learning
Participatory art engages its audience in the creative process. Similarly, librarians from UW-Eau Claire are engaging their students by “flipping the classroom” and giving students the opportunity to collaborate and actively ...
Talkin bout My Generalization: Confronting Assumptions About Attitudes Toward Reference Service in the Changing Library Workforce
A profession that has long been dominated by the Baby Boom generation is ushering in new generations of librarians. Because the shift in the library workforce is creating a new intergenerational mix of co-workers, librarians ...