The New Academic Library Building...

Apr 4, 2011 by

Today, the SLA Future Ready 365 blog published the post I’ve prepared on the new academic library building. You can see it on the blog and I’m reproducing it below. Any SLA member can publish on the Future Ready 365 blog, simply send 250 words (or so) on how they are future ready to futureready365@sla.org. The New Academic Library Building Posted on April 4, 2011. Tags: collaboration, design, flexibility, insights, services, space planning, space use, strategic, user-centered by Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Florida & Caribbean Chapter, Academic, IT and Sci-Tech Divisions Could you describe the design of an academic library constructed in 2016? It’s easy to imagine following current trends: emphasis on the learning process and the creation of a learning community, more collaborative work, the increasing amount of electronic resources, the use of technology, increased...

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Physical Science and Engineering Library closing at UC Davis...

Sep 3, 2009 by

Just a bit of sad news, the University of California – Davis decided to close down its Physical Science and Engineering Library. Budget cuts are said to be the reason behind the decision. 400,000 items will be moved to other campus libraries as well as other institutions. The library will close by 2011. The decision doesn’t seem to be favored by all librarians and students. I’d be curious to know the faculty’s reactions. And the actual future use of the...

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Twitter resources in Education

Apr 3, 2009 by

An interesting list of tips, apps, and resources for teachers on Twitter (100 of them). May be more geared toward K-12 but still some good ideas for the higher ed crowd. I’m playing with the idea of a session for my...

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Presentation pressure

Feb 5, 2009 by

Are we librarians too hard on ourselves when it comes to presenting?

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Results of the Continuing Education Survey...

May 29, 2006 by

Last fall, the sci-tech divisions/sections of the major professional library association (ACRL-STS, SLA-ST and ASEE-ELD) went ahead with their second member survey about continuing education interests. The results are now available. Top four topics of interest are “Promoting science information literacy”, “Collaboration between faculty and librarians”, “Finding free high-quality on-line data” and “Open access journals in the sciences”. Interesting if you are planning events or...

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IEEE news

Feb 9, 2006 by

Free online training on IEEE Xplore will be offered on March 13 and 15. Advance registration is required. The training is geared towards all users. IEEE will also hold its first customer user group for 2006 at George Washington University on March 16th. To receive an invitation, contact Ruth...

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