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A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education
Every other year, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee produces a document on top trends in higher education as they relate to academic librarianship. 4,210 more words
Indiana University is home to more than half a million endangered audio visual pieces. These valuable items, dating back as far as the 1890s in some cases, are rapidly deteriorating, and their playback devices are largely obsolete. 28 more words
Title: Resilience, grit, and other lies: Academic libraries and the myth of resiliency.
Authors: Angela Galvan, Jacob Berg, and Eamon Tewell.
Supporting their 2018 research on resilience narratives, the authors share activities and then posit “resilience” and “grit” narratives and perspectives as tools that normalize employee oppression, reduction, and mistreatment in contemporary academic library workplace environments.
Here’s the presentation.
Many years ago when I was first learning about mindfulness, I read John Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living. He writes about how mindfulness — in brief, being in the moment, observing and nonjudgementally letting go of thoughts not related to being present in the moment — can help us deal with the “full catastrophe” of contemporary life, from actual physical pain or illness to the anxiety, panic, fear, and other uncomfortable emotional states we might be in as a reaction to things beyond our control. 460 more words