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Eldermire and Shinwari

Brewing tranquili-tea

Supporting student wellness at an academic library

Promotional signage for the FSVL tea cart.

Depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental health disorders have been widely documented in college students. Graduate students have been shown to be six times more likely to experience depression and anxiety than the general population. ...


Puzier and O’Brien

No Pets on Zoom

Learning to apply parliamentary procedure in virtual meetings

L. Puzier, 2020, No Pets on Zoom: Parliamentary Procedure Program marketing image [digital image]. UAlbany Libraries.

Last fall, as we acclimated to remote work for the foreseeable future, the University at Albany Libraries faculty had an important matter to settle. A lively discussion ensued over Zoom as we took turns raising virtual hands. ...

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Adam Chalmers

Getting up and running with virtual reality

Space and technology considerations

Layout of equipment in VLC without barriers between play areas.

The University of North Florida (UNF) Carpenter Library opened its Virtual Learning Center (VLC) in March 2021. The primary purpose of VLC is to enhance student learning and support faculty instruction using virtual reality (VR). ...

Scholarly Communication

Lombardi and Simas

The Bryant Faculty Spotlight

How to love your institutional repository

Upon examining the life cycles and workflows of scholarship in our institutional repository, our team at Bryant University noted that we often ingested materials into our repository that we left to sit, languish, and die. The end, period. Kaput. In an age of usage justifying the expense of our institutional repository to avoid cancellation, we asked ourselves if we were doing everything we could to get the most bang for our proverbial buck.

We weren’t. So, we challenged ourselves to answer the question: How could we reinvigorate our institutional repository to increase engagement with its resources? How could we use materials housed ...


Association of College and Research Libraries

ACRL candidates for 2022

A look at who’s running

Beth McNeil is dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies, Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science at Purdue University, a position she has held since 2019. Prior to this, McNeil served as dean of Library Services at Iowa State University (2015-19), associate dean of academic affairs/scholarly communication ...

José Aguiñaga s librarian/branch coordinator at Glendale Community College, North Campus, a position he has held from 2008 to 2017 and 2018-present. Additionally, Aguiñaga served as lecturer with the School of Information at San José State University (2020-present), dean of library and instructional support ...


Emily Reed

From passive listeners to active participants

Lessons learned from the pandemic about engaging international students during library instruction

The 2020-21 academic year was a time of challenges, innovation, and transformation for many library services, library instruction included. Many academic libraries sought to transition lesson plans to synchronous and asynchronous online formats. Some students left to travel back home, whether that was in state, out of state, or out of the country. These challenges not only perplexed individual instructors, but also complicated library instruction plans. Though many universities have now resumed pre-pandemic services and activities, we should continue ...