Summer productivity preview

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Are you already thinking about your summer academic projects?  The Chronicle of Higher Education has a helpful article on summer research

productivity (“How to,” 2017).  The Chronicle compiled tips from faculty at various institutions.  After all our colleagues can be valuable sources of information.  The ACRL Framework notes the “increasingly social nature of the information ecosystem” (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016, Authority Is Constructed and Contextual section, Knowledge Practices sub-section).

At Western Carolina University librarians developed a series of modules on building your scholarly profile (Buchanan, Skene, Hallyburton, & Steiner, 2016). The modules are hosted on a guide that you can view yourself.  Libraries deal with not only finding and evaluating information, but also managing it.

I hope you find these resources useful.  I also hope you have a productive–and fun–summer!


Association of College & Research Libraries. (2016).  Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from ACRL website :

Buchanan, H., Skene, L., Hallyburton, A., & Steiner, S. (2016, March). Reaching faculty during the summer: Taking inspiration from the blogosphere. College & Research Libraries News, 77(3), 140-143. Retrieved from

How to make time for research and writing. (2017, April 14). The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

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