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ISSUES, NEWS, & GOINGS ON
Rumors p. 1
From Your Editor p. 6
Letters to the Editor p. 6
Deadlines p. 6
Innovative Staffing Models at Academic Libraries
Guest Editor: Barbara Tierney
Innovative Staffing Models at Academic Libraries p. 1 by BarbaraTierney — This issue provides examples of innovative staffing models from libraries at six different universities.
The Engaged Librarian Framework at The Ohio State University Libraries p. 12 by Craig Gibson — A concerted discussion on the future of the liaison librarian role.
Engaged Librarianship at the NC State University Libraries p. 16 by Shaun Bennett, Karen Ciccone and Hilary Davis — Hiring for skills gaps, collaborative work across library units, and blending liaison roles are some approaches discussed.
Full Speed Ahead: From Basic Subject Librarian Model to Engaged Librarian Model at University of Central Florida Libraries p. 20 by Barbara Tierney — A basic Subject Librarian service model was initiated which ensured that every student and faculty member had a one-stop librarian to support all library-related facets of their teaching, learning, and research activities.
Weathering the Storm: Continuing Essential Services at an Academic Library During a Global Pandemic p. 24 by Andrew See — Describes how this library was one of the few to remain open during the pandemic.
Innovative Cross-training and Cross-functional Staffing at a Small Liberal Arts University Library p. 28 by Sue Erickson and Amber Gruszeczka — Cross-training, cross-functional assignments, and a backup system made it possible to make the most of a small staff of five full-time librarians.
Libraries and the Importance of Being Ambidextrous p. 30 by Jill Markgraf — Creating a library makerspace while increasing efficiencies, consolidating services, and reducing hours.
Op Ed – Marketing Touchpoints- How Active Listening Can be a Tool for Proactive Change p. 36 by Jill Stover Heinze — Successful marketing is predicated on the ability to seek and address people’s needs in relevant ways. Listening is hard work, and it’s a skill that can be improved but rarely fully achieved.
Back Talk- Zooming to Charleston p. 86 by Jim O’Donnell — A great conference is like a great party! The Charleston Conference brings many of us back year after year! See you in 2020 virtually!
Reader’s Roundup: Monographic Musings & Reference Reviews p. 38 by Corey Seeman — Two types of reviews in one column. What we are doing continues to morph and grow as the very nature of reference works and some monographs change. We have great reviews in this issue! And be sure to check out this page that Corey has created for his reviewers: https://sites.google.com/view/squirrelman/atg-readers-roundup.
Collecting to the Core — Media Literacy in the Post-Truth World p. 45 by Stephanie Alexander — “Post-truth” was named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries in 2016.
Booklover — Poetry Pandemic Parity p. 47 by Donna Jacobs — Some will say that crisis can be the catalyst for an author’s best work.
ATG Food + Beverage Roundup — Charleston, SC p. 74 by Nicole Ameduri and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe — We were able to include our favorite foodies’ column in this print issue but be sure to check out their last column available online-only at www.against-the-grain.com/.
ATG INTERVIEWS & PROFILES
Profiles Encouraged p. 80
Edited by Bruce Strauch and Jack Montgomery
Legally Speaking — Issues for Libraries Regarding COVID-19 p. 48 by Anthony Paganelli — The recent class action lawsuits by students demanding refunds from the spring semester that was cut short due to closures and institutions that are moving to all online courses in the fall is adding pressure to higher education.
Speakers Discuss COVID-19 Issues for Law Libraries p. 51 by Bill Hannay — While the focus was on law libraries, many of the points discussed are of relevance to academic and research libraries.
No Good Deed Goes Unsued! p. 52 by Bill Hannay — There remains much more art than science to the “fair use” analysis and a continued emphasis on the touchy-feely concept of fairness.
Questions and Answers — Copyright Column p. 53 by Will Cross — As always, many relevant questions and answers. This issue discusses several cases still being argued about technical interoperability and fair use.
Bet You Missed It p. 10 by Bruce Strauch — What do the Bettmann Archive and Bill Gates have in common? Read it here!
The Scholarly Publishing Scene — In the Midst of the Pandemic p. 55 by Myer Kutz — Times have changed, of course, and during the current pandemic, the old conventional wisdom may no longer hold. There’s the Internet, after all.
Random Ramblings — Reflections on 11+ Years of Random Ramblings p. 56 by Bob Holley — A lot of reminiscences!
And They Were There — Reports of Meetings p. 58 by Ramune K. Kubilius — In this issue of ATG you will find the fourth installment of 2019 Charleston Conference reports. We will continue to publish reports throughout the year.
BOOKSELLING AND VENDING
Optimizing Library Services — COVID-19 Response: Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University p. 60 by Prof. Mary Beth Lock — The response from the academic library community, which gave us the freedom to rethink how copyright restricts us, and the vendors that generously opened previously restricted access to electronic resources in this unprecedented time also added to our ability to provide the access our constituents needed.
Biz of Digital — Preserving the Photographic Memory of Mobile, Alabama p. 63 by Kristina Polizzi — Despite the setbacks from the databases and the safety negatives, the library has made great strides in digitization projects of the at-risk collections.
Both Sides Now: Vendors and Librarians- Learning to Live With COVID-19 p. 65 by Michael Gruenberg — This virus has been a game changer in both our personal lives and our business life, as well. And a game changer all over the world.
Squirreling Away: Managing Information Resources & Libraries-Building a Hospitable Library – Even When No One is There: Libraries & Change Management p. 77 by Corey Seeman — Corey shares his experiences with moving during the pandemic!
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS
Emerging Tech: To Be or Not to Be? Digital Science’s Dimensions: Leveraging the Data p. 66 by Deni Auclair and John Corkery — An interview with Digital Science CEO Daniel Hook about Dimensions and how it supports academic institutions while possessing capabilities of serving all industry stakeholders.
The Innovator’s Saga — An Interview with Leslie McIntosh p. 69 by Darrell W. Gunter — In this issue Darrell interviews Leslie McIntosh the CEO of Ripeta.