We Have Met the Enemy

By Jim O’Donnell (University Librarian, Arizona State University) Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the “Back Talk” column of the April 2023 issue of Against the Grain. The deadline for Back Talk is here again and the thought occurs irresistibly:...

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How to Craft Compelling Messages for Patrons

In my role at SAGE Publishing, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to learn from Victoria Dew, founder and CEO of Dewpoint Communications. Victoria has been incredible in helping my colleagues and me cut through all of the “noise” and improve how we communicate within our organization. I spent some time with her and asked her to share some of her best advice for academic librarians who are working to ensure that their invaluable resources and services are used by students and faculty.

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ATG Job bank for 5/26/24

Image via Pixabay NORTH Bridgewater State University-Electronic Resources Librarian - Bridgewater, MA (HYBRID) Research and Faculty Services Librarian, Law Library, Roger Williams University, (Bristol, RI) Collection Strategies Law Librarian - Cornell University...

Tea Time With Katina And Leah

What a charming story!  CLOCKSS founders Vicky Reich and David Rosenthal recall their early efforts to keep stuff safe, and their motivation for the innovative digital preservation system. The foundation of LOCKSS in 1999 was conceived in an unlikely spot – when...