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What librarians really need to know about running Pokemon Go events

I’ve seen a lot of social media about the game’s mechanics, but very little about how to run events, so here are some practical tips based on a quick capacity test I did today. 1,662 more words

Georgia Tech and Emory University now offer students and faculty a shared collection of library resources

Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology today dedicated a new joint Library Service Center (LSC), a collaborative project that houses a shared collection of materials, provides delivery services and frees space on the main campuses at both universities. 118 more words


#Altmetrics A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics ed.by Andy Tattersall

This book gives an overview of altmetrics, its tools and how to implement them successfully to boost and measure research outputs.

New methods of scholarly communication and dissemination of information are having a huge impact on how academics and researchers build profiles and share research.  176 more words


How Conventional

A bit of the Modern Life. Last Saturday, my library had their close-out event for our Summer Reading Program: the 2nd Annual Library Comic Con! Last year with practically no press, almost 400 people showed up. 348 more words


I Had a Go

These are tough times for libraries. We’ve been through tough times before and we will be again. But we do need to think about the tough times, how libraries can survive, and how to convince the powers that be to fund them. 95 more words

Public Libraries

On the new CILIP 2016-2020 Action Plan

In keeping with my new spirit of engagement, I’ve been closely following @CILIPinfo and was delighted to come across CILIP’s new 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. It coincides with a moment of real doubt in my own career, when I’m full of questions and no answers: Where do I go? 582 more words


Gender Inclusive Restrooms at Wheaton

Wheaton was a women’s college until 1988, and when men started to be admitted, most buildings didn’t change their restroom signage, opting for gender neutral restrooms with some exceptions. 129 more words