My first library job

  My first library “job” was as “volunteen” for the summer reading program at the Garden Grove Chapman Branch of the Orange County Public Library. I did this during the summers in junior high school and into my freshman year of high school. I spent my time helping smaller kids tally up the number of …

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Celebrate Fair Use Week – by not getting in the way

It’s Fair Use Week and lots of libraries are getting on board, offering workshops, infographics, tips, and drop in office hours that are all geared towards encouraging fair use of copyrighted materials. For some awesome examples, check out the #fairuseweek2016 hash tag on Twitter. This is great and good activity but also a reminder (to …

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OCLC Research Library Partnership, making a difference: part 2

I previously shared the story of Keio University, who benefited from attending our 2013 partner meeting — I wanted to share two more “member stories” which have roots in the OCLC Research Library Partnership. La Trobe University talks about the importance of tracking researcher activity (something we heard about in our “Registering Researchers in authority …

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The Evolving Scholarly Record, Washington, DC edition

  On December 10th, we held our second Evolving Scholarly Record Workshop at George Washington University in Washington, DC (you can read Ricky Erway’s summary of the first workshop, starting here). Many thanks to Geneva Henry and all the staff at GWU for hosting us in the fabulous International Brotherhood of Teamsters Labor History Research …

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OCLC Research Library Partnership, making a difference

I’m very pleased (and excited!) to share this story with you, because we always love to hear how our work makes a difference. After attending a 2013 OCLC Research Library Partnership meeting at Yale University, librarians from Keio University Library in Tokyo changed the way they handle special collections as a result of what they learned. Keio University’s Mita Media …

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