National Library Week and Alumni

We want to think of our alumni, especially as commencement draws near.  What do the USM Libraries have to offer them?  Let’s start with the current version of the Alumni Card page. Then let’s consider resources available through our library networks. Cloud Library is an exciting collection of ebooks and electronic audiobooks. Though I’ve mentioned Marvel! Read More…

National Library Week 2016

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) has as its theme Libraries Transform.  The slogan raises an important question: whom or what do libraries transform?  I’ll focus on academic libraries or–more accurately–librarians. At our best we librarians transform student perceptions about academic work.  We strive to make the research process Read More…

The possibilities of collaboration

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week (April 12-18) will soon be here.  This year’s theme is unlimited possibilities.  What could the theme mean for colleges and their libraries? Possibilities abound in terms of curricular collaborations.  Lippincott (2015) describes librarians and instructors working together not only in freshman comp, but also in upper-level Read More…

Changing lives, constant help

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014) is here again.  This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library.”  It is a good time to honor our soon-to-be graduates.  After all, their lives are about to change. The new graduates can get a USM alumni card and retain borrowing privileges.  Read More…

Building academic communities

Image courtesy of the American Library Association National Library Week begins this coming Sunday.  Since librarianship is a highly collaborative field, I salute my fellow librarians: I am honored to share ideas with you on a daily basis.  I also salute you, my non-librarian readers.  After all, we librarians are here to work with you.  Read More…

Library buildings, Idea building

Image from the American Library Association I couldn’t let National Library Week (April 8-14) go by without an appropriate reflection.  On January 5 I wrote a post about libraries as sites of engagement with information.  Now I’ll go further and discuss libraries as places of knowledge creation. King and Porter (2012) describe digital media labs Read More…