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Our Wicked Discovery Problem Part One: Inconvenient and Boring

Our Wicked Discovery Problem Part One: Inconvenient and Boring

by Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University Libraries Editor’s Note: In Part One, Steven makes the case that we have a significant problem with our discovery systems, using information from a recent webinar and study on library discovery and access. In Part Two, coming next week, Steven will share recommendations from the study and his own conclusions about the actions librarians need to take before we are hopelessly irrelevant to the next generation of information...

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Trendspotting at SSP 2022

By Donald T. Hawkins (Freelance Conference Blogger and Editor) Editor's Note: This article will also be published in an upcoming issue of Against the Grain as part of the "Don's Conference Notes" column. The Trendspotting Initiative, by Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor at...

Rhyme, Russian, Revolution, and Reason

by Donna Jacobs, Retired, Medical University of South Carolina Editor's Note: This post is taken from Donna's "Booklover" column in the April 2022 issue of Against the Grain, v 34 #2, pg. 34. This Booklover has been in word heaven lately;  so many provocative...

Mixing with Royalty: Conferences and Creative Thinking

By Derek Law, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde One of the very few benefits of Covid-19 is that I have been using my local public library much more and using serendipity wandering round the shelves to find new things to read. On a recent visit I came...



ATG Job Bank for 7/5/22

NORTH Research and Instruction Librarian - Williams College – Williamstown, MA Arts Librarian, Drama, Theater, Art History - Yale University, CT Head of Arts Library Access Services - Yale University, CT Head, Digital Initiatives, Tisch Library, Tufts University,...

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