Why is Mobile Important?

Matthew Sherlock, Ex Libris Why is mobile important? This might be a strange question coming from someone responsible for strategy for a mobile app platform, but it is something I ask myself all the time. I think this is a fundamental question to ask when looking at ways to enhance and expand campusM, because it […] The post Why is Mobile Important? appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss Da li vam je […]

Course Resource Lists: Where Learning Meets Customer Satisfaction

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris In our last blog on the topic of library-centric course resource lists, we discussed how dynamic technologies are making the creation and management of course resource lists much easier for instructors and facilitating their collaboration with academic librarians. But what does this mean for the relationship between institutions of higher education, […] The post Course Resource Lists: Where Learning Meets Customer Satisfaction appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss […]

Impact of Library Discovery Services: The Surveys Speak

Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris As we explained in our last post, an effective web-scale discovery service can improve the use of your library collections and strengthen your library’s role in the research process. In fact, studies confirm this: libraries that have evaluated their discovery services have found these services have a positive impact on the […] The post Impact of Library Discovery Services: The Surveys Speak appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss […]

How Effective is your Library Discovery? Three Important Tips

Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris At a time when research libraries are competing with Google for users’ attention, an effective web-scale discovery service can improve the use of your library collections and bolster your library’s role as critical to the research process. When students, faculty, and staff have a good experience using your discovery service—if it’s […] The post How Effective is your Library Discovery? Three Important Tips appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Making Course Resource Lists Easier

A recent report published by the Higher Education Library Technology (HELibTech) has highlighted the importance and changing nature of the course resource list. It is no longer sufficient for a library to simply hold several copies of a given book in its “course reserves” section. Academic course resource lists are becoming more comprehensive, as they […] The post Making Course Resource Lists Easier appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss Da li vam […]

Welcome! Engaging Students from the Start

Matthew Sherlock, Ex Libris Before we know it, the current academic year will be over. But even before this graduating class has thrown their mortarboards in the air, our thoughts begin to focus on the thousands of new students who will soon be arriving on campus. These new students will feel a mixture of excitement […] The post Welcome! Engaging Students from the Start appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss Da li […]

Why I Love My Job – Confessions of an Ex Libris Librarian

         Lili Daie, Ex Libris Once in a while, there are moments that make me really love my job as an Alma implementation consultant here at Ex Libris. A random example: I googled something about Alma and stumbled across this awesome poster describing collection weeding and reviving (created, in part, using Alma […] The post Why I Love My Job – Confessions of an Ex Libris Librarian appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

5 Ways Campus Apps Impact Academic Success

It is common knowledge that apps and mobile devices are outstanding tools for communication. The average college-student-age American checks their phone more than seventy times per day! But have you considered making your campus app central to your academic success and retention strategies? Your app can do more than simply be a mobile copy of your […] The post 5 Ways Campus Apps Impact Academic Success appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss Da […]

A Lecturer’s Perspective: Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness & Information Literacy

Lecturers frequently need to prepare materials for courses they teach at the very last minute. In some cases, these courses fall outside of their areas of expertise, making the situation even more stressful. How can you quickly prepare your course readings and virtual learning environment? Dr. Siobhan MacAndrew, Psychology Lecturer at Abertay University in Scotland, […] The post A Lecturer’s Perspective: Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness & Information Literacy appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki […]

Creating Rich and Current Resource Lists: Best Practices from the Lecturer’s Perspective

Keeping course reading lists up-to-date with the latest resources is key for maintaining rich and engaging lists. Key materials for course resource lists could be the latest scholarly articles in the lecturer’s domain, news from media sources, materials shared through social media, or even relevant videos from YouTube. Dr. Siobhan MacAndrew, Psychology Lecturer at Abertay […] The post Creating Rich and Current Resource Lists: Best Practices from the Lecturer’s Perspective appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

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