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Sarah Kortemeier

The snowball effect

Planning for preservation infrastructure in a small library

South view of the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Photo by Robert Reck, 2007.

Small libraries frequently face significant challenges related to funding and staff capacity when attempting to complete large projects and improve infrastructure. With careful planning and a bit of luck, however, it is possible to leverage small successes ...

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Kathleen Phillips et al.

Beyond the lab

Virtual reality for undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology students

Students using the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset with motion controllers.

Current teaching practice in undergraduate higher education anatomy and physiology courses incorporates the use of various instructional methodologies to reinforce the anatomical relationships between structures. These methods can include basic hands-on physical models, human and animal dissection labs, and interactive technology. ...

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Jessica Kohout-Tailor, Lili Klar

COVID-19, collections, and collaboration

Promoting inclusivity from the ground up

Figure 1. Latinx Voices and Readings LibGuide from Clemson Libraries.

The promotion of a library’s resources often relies on using its physical space with physical displays. With COVID-19, many libraries are either not physically open or their services have been modified where there are ...


Samantha Peter et al.

Feasible and flexible

Launching an information and digital literacy badge and certificate program in collaboration with a teaching and learning center

Photograph of the whiteboards used to sketch out the new Teaching and Learning Certificate and Badge Program.

In fall 2019, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries launched an information and digital literacy badge and certificate program in partnership with ...


Christine Walde

Catalyzing research, building capacity

Research grants and the academic library

In the days before the pandemic, when I attended and introduced myself as the grants and awards librarian from the University of Victoria (UVic) Libraries at professional events and conferences, my title often evoked quizzical looks. Even now as this unprecedented time continues, as far as I know, I am still the only librarian with this professional designation in Canada, perhaps in all of North America—maybe even the world. Since 2012, I’ve helped UVic Libraries to attract and retain funding, collaborators, allies, and donors, while raising our research profile and demonstrating the value of the 21st-century academic library to university administrators. ...

Scholarly Communication

LeEtta Schmidt, Jason Boczar

Designing a flexible outreach program for scholarly communication and copyright services

A modular roadshow for the University of South Florida

The side of the handout devoted to copyright in instruction included the top tips discussed in the Copyright in Instruction track of the DSS Roadshow.

Much the same as many other academic libraries, the University of South Florida (USF) developed scholarly communication ...