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The original 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resources Study conducted in 2003-2004 arose in response to a growing perception in the community that libraries would be facing mass retirements within the next 5 to 15 years. In contemplating the breadth of retirements and in conducting preliminary...
A Manual of Library Desk Practice as practised at The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine or Zen in the Art of LibrarianshipDownload
Preface: This document is intended to be helpful to Library Assistants and others who have tours of duty at the library’s Enquiry Desk. The manual attempts to combine simplicity with completeness, an admittedly foolhardy aim. It is a grass-roots document, in the sense that it is written ‘from...
Conference presentation at 2016 ABC Copyright Conference, May 27. Digitizing and sharing materials online makes our cultural heritage more accessible, supporting the dissemination of knowledge and the public good. Navigating related copyright issues, however, can weigh heavily on the...
In my presentation I explore the grey area between censorship in terms of banning books, and reconciliation. I will be using the children’s novel The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel as a case study. The King’s Daughter was published in 1981 and is the story of a French orphan who chooses to...
Abstract: Finding high quality Queer resources can be challenging in heteronormative academia. Learn the ins and outs of advanced searching for LGBTQ2S+ sources from UofA Librarians. In this presentation, we review: Good search strategy; Vetted databases containing Queer information; General...
Environmental ecosystems are complex. Evaluating only one aspect of an ecosystem, does not provide a true measure of its impact. The same is true for information literacy. To evaluate information literacy goals only in a class setting, without taking into account other factors, does not provide...
This presentation begins with a summary of the first survey ever conducted on the job offer negotiations of Canadian academic librarians. Like previous American studies, our results indicated that even in a female-populated profession, women are still less likely to negotiate than men; however,...
We welcome anyone curious about or working with bibliometrics and research impact indicators, across Canada, to join us for this inaugural Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community Call. The agenda is simple: we want to get folks talking, connecting, and building collaborations. We welcome...