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. […]

The Need for a Course Resource List Solution: A Lecturer’s Perspective

Course resource lists (or reading lists) are essential for academic success – for instructors, students, and librarians. Over the next few weeks we’ll tune into the instructor point of view, and look at the challenges of working with resource lists, the potential they carry for more effective teaching & learning, and the importance of collaboration […] The post The Need for a Course Resource List Solution: A Lecturer’s Perspective appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship 2018 Award Recipient: An Interview with Susan Davis

This weekend at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Susan Davis will receive the 2018 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  The award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company and is given for […] The post Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship 2018 Award Recipient: An Interview with Susan Davis appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

5 Ways to Increase Student Retention

One of the most crucial areas to focus on in terms of university performance indicators is student retention. If your student retention metrics are low or falling, it can harm your school’s reputation and reduce your tuition income, but worst of all, it means that you’re failing to educate some of your students. On a more positive note, it’s easier than ever to track and impact your student retention statistics through various analytics and engagement technologies. […]

Make your Mark on Librarianship: Ex Libris at ALA Annual 2018

The ALA Annual Conference is nearly upon us once again. A chance to catch up with colleagues, learn what’s new and now in the field of librarianship, and of course come back home with a mountain of books fresh off the presses. Let’s start off by congratulating Colby Lewis, the winner of the 2018 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award, for her paper entitled “The Open Access Citation Advantage: Does It Exist and What Does It […]

The Library’s Buzz: Information Overload & Research

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris This month’s buzz is about the effects of the proliferation of information sources and resources on academic research. On the one hand, academic citations seem to be increasingly hard to track accurately and, on the other, academic perceptions of “significance” don’t seem to match up with citation statistics. To add to the conundrum, there is the undeniable effect of Wikipedia on traditional channels of knowledge proliferation and its interplay with the […]

How a Unified Research Platform Can Improve the Efficiency of Academic Libraries

Reprinted with permission from Library Journal. England’s Lancaster University is one of the top 10 research institutions in the United Kingdom and among the top 150 worldwide. To maintain the university’s status as a premier research institution, the Lancaster University Library supports the efforts of some 1,200 faculty members throughout the research lifecycle, says Masud Khokhar, assistant director of digital innovation and research services. For instance, Khokhar says, library staff increasingly help faculty design compelling research questions. They […]

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