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!).

Some advice for researchers on arranging grant reimbursement materials from an archivist.

On arrogance, and how higher education can promote intellectual humility.

In the U.S., millennials are using libraries more than any other generation.

Canadian graphic novelist Linda Barry addressed the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant Reception at ALA Annual, saying that librarians saved her life when she was a child.

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!).

Having a “real look” at security in libraries in this day and age – probably most relevant for public libraries, but certainly applicable to academic libraries as well – discussing everything from guns to mental health issues.

A related issue: The opioid epidemic in North America is becoming so urgent that public librarians are learning how to treat overdoses. (Hat-tip to Jennifer Hall!)

“If we seem doomed despite the evidence, why continue to support us?” A roundtable discussion of the challenges facing university presses.

The Venn diagram of bookselling and library work has some interesting areas of overlap, including the necessary agony of returning books, which has much in common with weeding a collection, as well as areas of difference.

Take a Look: An Oral History of Reading Rainbow.”

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!).

One grad’s guide for graduate students on getting the most out of your academic library – a good reminder that even advanced and driven students may not be aware of basic library services.

The worlds of publishing and post-secondary education collide in a lawsuit: an unnamed student sues for defamation over a book that “that depicts the recent and growing number of campus rape and sexual assault allegations as the result of nationwide hysteria that infantilizes women.”

Although the U of R has had a new University Librarian for 10 months, leadership transition in academic libraries is a process that takes time and is helped with communication and plans for leadership transition.

On higher education and the “false god of attention.”

An essay on the author’s visceral horror of “getting it wrong in print.”

Throwback Thursday!

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Autumn Song (1970) by Douglas Bentham.

“The work was displayed as part of the exhibition organized by the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Douglas Bentham: Getting to Now, 1 August – 31 October 1980. The catalogue for the exhibition lists the sculpture as from the Saskatchewan Arts Board collection.”

Timothy Long — Head Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery

University of Regina Archives and Special Collections

University of Regina Photography Department

Link Roundup!

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The case against Little Free Libraries, written by librarians, backed by data.

How sympathetic are you to publishers’ desire to control “bargaining power and market share”? Amazon, like libraries, can be seen as a significant threat by publishers.

The latest CanLit blowup centers around “Winning the Appropriation Prize” and the fallout from this article. What can we learn from this?

A presentation on “Driving Change with Students, Staff, and Space” focuses on a workflows assessment to analyze staff duties, a “kindness audit” to examine barriers to library services, an enhanced patron count to determine how to best utilize library space, and a survey to report how students use the library.

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Politics and libraries: “It Is Becoming Impossible to Remain Neutral.

The Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlist has been announced.

This is What a Modern-Day Witch Hunt Looks Like”: Academia and the fallout from unpopular and dangerous scholarship.

Ben Lerner on the porous boundaries between literature, truth, and plagiarism.

The New York Public Library created a list of their favourite fictional librarians.