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Getting students into the brick-and-mortar library is a challenge faced by many institutions. Leanna Fry Balci describes an experiment to gamify library inductions.

Posted 17 November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. Sam Reed busts some popular myths.

Posted 16 November 2017

It's increasingly important for librarians to develop a broad range of skills and to take on a variety of roles in the workplace.

Posted 3 November 2017

Helen Lane and her colleagues created an Augmented Reality game to engage new starters at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Posted 2 November 2017

Internet Librarian International 2017 in review

Posted 23 October 2017

A Storify of Tweets using the #ILI2017 hashtag on Day 2 of Internet Librarian International.

Posted 20 October 2017

A Storify of Tweets using the #ILI2017 hashtag on Day 1 of Internet Librarian International.

Posted 19 October 2017

Jinfo research explores benchmarking in corporate information services.

Posted 11 October 2017

The challenge of managing digital life cycles will be ongoing and a focus on built-in discovery is crucial.

Posted 10 October 2017

A new report from the Society of Chief Librarians says both adults and children benefit from family learning activities.

Posted 8 October 2017

Mindfulness can enhance creativity and innovation which is why Matt Benzing thinks librarians should add the technique to their toolbox.

Posted 22 September 2017

Alison McNab has valuable advice on getting the most out of your conference experience.

Posted 21 September 2017

Aaron Tay reflects on what has changed in academic librarianship, shares some important lessons and highlights the importance of future-proofing professional skills.

Posted 4 September 2017

The role of the librarian in fostering critical thinking in every field of learning has grown in importance. Terence Huwe recommends three strategies for librarians who want to nurture effective research and critical analysis.

Posted 15 August 2017

A room full of strangers at a networking event or presenting at a meeting can be a fun and exhilarating experience for an extrovert and quite the opposite for an introvert.

Posted 21 July 2017

Bruce Massis says librarians are in a unique position to offer support for faculty looking to incorporate OER into their courses.

Posted 7 July 2017

The role of libraries and librarians must change to reflect the growth of multi-disciplinary study.

Posted 20 June 2017

The Association of Independent Information Professionals 2017 conference focused on the theme of Resilience, Reinvention, Renewal: Pivoting for Success.

Posted 2 June 2017

While on maternity leave, Caroline Fielding found a great way to keep up with her professional development. It was hard work - but enormously rewarding.

Posted 25 May 2017

How are organisations using data and metrics to model information? Gary Horrocks reports from the UKeiG Members Day.

Posted 12 May 2017

Kate Torney, Chief Executive of State Library Victoria in Australia, has been announced as the keynote speaker for ILI 2017 and will speak on 'Making a noise about a quiet revolution'.

Posted 29 April 2017

Stockholm University Library share the experience of managing journal subscriptions without using a subscription agent - cost savings and improved speed of access, but significant staff time needed.

Posted 28 April 2017

Introducing The USA Desk - a new column by Terence K. Huwe reporting on stateside developments of interest to librarians everywhere.

Posted 31 March 2017

While developments in machine learning can help spot cyber attacks, adopting some simple habits can help keep students safe online.

Posted 22 March 2017

EBSCO offers grants to academic libraries; OUP announce pilot of legal current awareness feed; new modules added to Bloomsbury Law Online; new Latin additions to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online; Reprints Desk partners with The Copyright Licensing Agency.

Posted 14 March 2017

The Academic Publishing Europe conference considered the ethics of publishing, covering everything from Peer Review to Piracy. Marydee Ojala reports.

Posted 9 March 2017

A reading buddy scheme can save money - and have a positive impact for mentors and mentees.

Posted 28 February 2017

Several initiatives are being rolled out to fight the fake.

Posted 25 February 2017

In a white paper OpenAthens explores the challenge of ensuring flexible access to digital resources while keeping illegitimate users out.

Posted 13 February 2017

A round-up of interesting initiatives and announcements you may have missed including the launch of a programme for displaced researchers and a new study on the usage of e-books.

Posted 13 February 2017

Amy Icke reports from the International Association of School Librarians (IASL) conference held in Japan.

Posted 26 January 2017

Digital Resources Librarian Kenn Bicknell asks what archives and museums can teach us about discovery, access, online exhibits, metadata standards and interactivity - and resolves to continue learning from other professions.

Posted 11 January 2017

An initiative discussed at UKSG Forum encourages library staff to actively engage with their profession.

Posted 19 December 2016

Video: a multimedia project showcasing African cultural heritage.

Posted 19 December 2016

It's time to embrace non-traditional routes into librarianship, says The Hive's Sarah Pittaway.

Posted 19 December 2016

Phil Bradley explores why people create fake news stories - and what librarians can do to educate and guide.

Posted 2 December 2016

21st century search is easy and instantaneous - what does this mean for the information professional? Gary Horrocks reports from the 2016 Strix Lecture.

Posted 1 December 2016

A combination of inspirational ideas, creativity and planning led to the delivery of two successful events at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Helen Lane explains.

Posted 17 November 2016

SAGE Publishing releases comprehensive collection of videos of research methods.

Posted 15 November 2016

Jodie Hewitt shares her experiences of her first ever professional conference - the CILIP 2016 conference in Brighton.

Posted 4 November 2016

A silver tree at a conference was used by delegates to capture their favourite search tips.

Posted 2 November 2016

Europeana has found use of content themes has trebled engagement with collections.

Posted 24 October 2016

The latest salary survey from Sue Hill Recruitment and TFPL considers the impact of Brexit on UK information sector employment and highlights trends in roles and skills requirements.

Posted 21 October 2016

What would happen if a bunch of librarians put together their own inspirational music playlist?

Posted 9 October 2016

Younger people are more likely to prefer to read news rather than watching or listening to it, according to a new study

Posted 9 October 2016

Three practical in-depth workshops deliver key skills in intensive sessions at ILI.

Posted 26 September 2016

Laura Palmer enjoyed the back-to-school mindset of a Library Make and Do Camp.

Posted 23 September 2016

Libraries grapple with the challenge of remaining relevant in a modern city.

Posted 21 September 2016

For the first time ever, Internet Librarian International features THREE keynote speakers, each giving their own unique perspective on this year's theme of Innovation in Action.

Posted 10 September 2016

How can academic librarians support researchers in using social media professionally? A project from Linköping University Library, Sweden found a win-win situation.

Posted 31 August 2016

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