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Notes from the Trenches

3C GIS Day 2020: An Obstacle Turned Opportunity Many institutions and libraries have been suffering as a result of the pandemic. Health and safety concerns have made it difficult, among other things, to continue offering and supporting conferences and events … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

COVID 19’s Struggle Bus:  How I Manage to Disembark Occasionally Over the past year, I’ve been hearing from people both inside and outside the academic world about feeling stuck on the dreaded struggle bus.  Realistically speaking, this is no surprise. … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

[Field Notes]: Website Working Group, 2020 Virtual Conference ______________________________________________________________ I. In some respects, reflecting upon the efforts of the Website Working Group under the rubric of “Notes for the Trenches” simplifies the challenge of identifying an applicable and productive metaphorical … Continue reading

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Notes From the Trenches

Card Catalogs Embark on a New Career Technology in libraries may have changed, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new uses for old items.  This fall, Centennial Library at Cedarville University unveiled book display furniture featuring repurposed wooden card … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Teaching with Empathy Beyond a Pandemic Librarianship, at its heart, is a service profession. All librarians and library staff strive to serve our patrons with compassion and empathy, regardless of our areas of expertise or work responsibilities. During times of … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Sometimes there isn’t time to visit other libraries or meet other librarians—but then a chance presents itself.  Three Dayton area libraries saw an opportunity to visit one another as a way to introduce new (and veteran) librarians to nearby academic … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches: Leaving Ohio, but Staying Connected

What a ride academic year 2018-19 was for me.  I left Ohio for a visiting librarian role in Maryland, yet felt more connected to ALAO than ever.  My membership in ALAO has provided networking, mentorship, and professional development during major … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Teaching and learning human anatomy using a 3-dimensional computer graphics learning tool: Considerations and benefits Authors: Jacobsen, A. L., Miami University, Social Sciences Librarian and McMurray, M. S., Miami University, Department of Psychology Given recent trends in budgeting, academic libraries … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Consultants get paid a great deal of money to tell organizations (including libraries) what their customers want and need, but sometimes it’s cheaper and more effective to ask them yourself. Here at the Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology Library (BEST) … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Developing a New Curriculum for One-Shot Sessions at Heidelberg University After finishing up my first year as an Instruction and Reference Librarian, I have the opportunity to reflect on what I did well and what I can improve for next … Continue reading

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