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Against the Grain
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ISSN (Online) 1043-2094
Published by Against-the-Grain.com Homepage  [1 journal]
  • 2018 Charleston Scholarship – Sponsored by EBSCO
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Scholarship Amount: up to $1,000 Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018 Applicants must: Currently work as a librarian or para-professional Provide one professional recommendation Provide a Curriculum Vitae Submit short essay (up to 1,000 words) on the following topic: The theme of the 2018 Charleston Conference is Oh wind – if winter comes, can spring […]The post 2018 Charleston Scholarship – Sponsored by EBSCO appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:54:24 +000
       
  • ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/14/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Report from ITHAKA S+R: “Amplifying Student Voices The Community College Libraries and Academic Support for Student Success Project” infoDOCKET reports the release of “Amplifying Student Voices The Community College Libraries and Academic Support for Student Success Project” on August 13, 2018 by ITHAKA S+R. The report is the result of “a multi-year research project that Ithaka S+R […]The post ATG News You Need to Start the Week 8/14/18 appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:30:20 +000
       
  • ATG People in the News 8/14/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: UNM Press appoints Stephen Hull as new Director KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the UNM Press and College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences have announced the appointment of Stephen Hull as the new director of UNM Press and professor of practice in publishing, following a national search, effective September 17. Hull’s 35-year career in book publishing most […]The post ATG People in the News 8/14/18 appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:30:52 +000
       
  • ATG Article of the Week: The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down
           Half-Forgotten Books
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: “The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books” (Reuniting stumped readers with the books from the edges of their memories.)   This post is by Jessica Leigh Hester and appears on the Atlas Obscura website: “The carpet was khaki, the lights yellow, the walls a dishwater beige. The basement computer lab in Midtown Manhattan […]The post ATG Article of the Week: The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:00:13 +000
       
  • ATG Quirkies: Bendable Phones Aren’t So New
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Amid signs that “technological breakthroughs are stalling” engineers are looking at a surprising new source for inspiration in creating the latest in modern electronics: the ancient arts. In this post, Dr. Shenqiang Ren describes how he and his team at the University of Buffalo used the ancient art of kirigami – a lesser-known cousin of the folding art of […]The post ATG Quirkies: Bendable Phones Aren’t So New appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:02:44 +000
       
  • ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 8/13/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: ALCTS Webinars: Licensing Electronic Resources to Serve the Library’s Mission Licensing electronic resources must be undertaken in a way that supports the library’s mission by providing access to the highest possible number of databases, electronic journals, eBooks, and streaming media at the lowest possible cost. While the specific objectives and strategies of libraries will vary, […]The post ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 8/13/18 appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:15:38 +000
       
  • ATG Job Bank 8/13/18 – Librarians
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Acquisitions and Appraisal Librarian – MIT “MIT Libraries seek an … librarian who is eager to broaden the definition of acquisitions beyond the traditional. Reporting to the Head of our new Acquisitions & Appraisal (A&A) department, you will join the A&A leadership team to build a department committed to innovation and experimentation in the field […]The post ATG Job Bank 8/13/18 – Librarians appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:00:05 +000
       
  • ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 8/12/18
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: NISO Virtual Conference: The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services  Wednesday, August 15, 11am – 5pm (Eastern Daylight) Purchase of a single registration entitles you to gather an unlimited number of staff from your organization/institution in a conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access […]The post ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 8/12/18 appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:00:15 +000
       
  • ATG Job Bank: Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center –
           Northwestern University, Chicago (3 positions)
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Research Impact Specialist Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a Research Impact Specialist to support and expand the services of the Metrics and Impact Core. The core assists individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts across the […]The post ATG Job Bank: Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center – Northwestern University, Chicago (3 positions) appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:30:10 +000
       
  • ATG Caught My Eye: The ALA 2018 Annual in the “Big Easy”
    • Authors: gilsont
      Abstract: Attendance at this year’s ALA Annual in New Orleans dwindled from the impressive 23,485 attendees who ventured to Chicago. According to Publishers Weekly, the 2018 ALA Annual in New Orleans was attended by “17,599 attendees and exhibitors” down from Chicago’s 2017 meeting. But as PW noted “Chicago conferences, where the ALA is based, always draw higher attendance and it was up from the 2016 show […]The post ATG Caught My Eye: The ALA 2018 Annual in the “Big Easy” appeared first on Against The Grain.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:06:45 +000
       
 
 
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