Link Roundup!

Your weekly links to interesting stories from the world of libraries and archives, books and publishing, and information science.

Got a hot tip? Please send it to Kate.Cushon@uregina.ca (tipsters will be credited!).

The scholarly community is becoming more and more cognizant of predatory publishing, but how libraries help scholars assess journals? The Canadian Association of research Libraries has released a collaboratively-developed guide on How To Assess a Journal (also available as a PDF) with clear guidelines for those deciding whether to use articles, or publish with a journal. (Hat-tip to Cara Bradley!)

A reflection on students and the academic library, and how to plan for the experiences of future students.

On how university teaching, a career in academia, and how failure can be the most fulfilling part of being a professor.

Libraries are spaces for cultivating literacy, and in today’s world that means multiple literacies, literacy gaps in user populations, and even “literacy literacy.”

A lecturer reflects on initial impressions of students, and what we can get wrong about students.

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