Category Archives: Academic Libraries

Out with a Bang!

As many of you know, OLA LART has languished in the last year with no leadership.  This will be the last post on this blog until such time as someone decides to pick up the torch. As I say good-bye, … Continue reading

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Webinar upcoming: Data for Return On Investment (ROI) and Benchmarking Ebook Collections

Upcoming webinar: Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections. From the webinar description: “Data is being used to make quick ebooks acquisitions decision changes at a single library and being used in scale to better understand ebook usage globally. “Ying … Continue reading

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Top 5 problems with library websites – aside from having a cat on your keyboard

What are the most common UX problems with academic library websites and library tools?  Emily Singley at Usable Libraries looked at 16 studies conducted over the past two years.  See what she learned here. Note: No cats were harmed in … Continue reading

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LART celebrates October-Information Literacy Awareness Month

Governors in 25 states–Oregon included— and 1 US territory have issued proclamations of October as Information Literacy Month. The National Forum of Information Literacy (NFIL) website features some excellent work done by our very own Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon … Continue reading

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Programs, Skills, Impact: Assessing Information Literacy

To support information literacy (IL) advocacy activities among K-20 librarians, the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) has compiled an annotated bibliography of resources from library professional literature demonstrating the “impact and importance of information literacy in student success.” … Continue reading

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Fall Issue of “College & Undergraduate Libraries” focuses on Assessment

If you have some time to catch up on professional readings this month, consider delving into the Fall 2013 issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries, entitled “Proving Value and Improving Practice: Assessment Strategies for the Small Academic Library”. This entirely … Continue reading

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The Data-Driven Library part 2

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Library Journal hosted the second of a three-part series on using data to drive decisions in an academic library. The webcast is available for viewing, and here’s a summary. The webinar contained two presentations: 1. “Making … Continue reading

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