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Adopted in the late 1930s, the Library Bill of Rights grounded the profession in the core value of intellectual freedom. This core value was challenged in the 1930s, the 1960s, the 1990s, and again in recent years by calls for social responsibility within our ranks. The re-occurrent discomfort...
Impact Factors, Citation Metrics, and Altmetrics (Or: Can Tweets be as Valuable as Good Impact Factor?)Download
The poster will provide an overview of traditional and newly emerging impact metric tools and how they are changing decision making processes in determining research impact. Evidence-based examples will be provided to equip subject librarians in addressing the needs of their faculty and...
Presentation Slides regarding an Academic Resident project on user experience of Interlibrary Loan Service within the University of Alberta Libraries. This presentation features a breakdown of the project's plans for the course of Fall '17 and Winter '18 terms, as well as a brief summary of...
This paper is an introduction to progressive librarianship (also known in North America as socially responsible librarianship, activist librarianship, and radical librarianship, and in Europe as critical librarianship). Progressive librarianship is contextualized within a broad international...
This Web page was prepared as a record of the process of changing a Library of Congress subject heading (LCSH) in 2006. LCSHs are used in major university libraries in the world to provide subject access -- now sometimes called "tagging" -- to library resources such as books (including e-books)...