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Productivity Tips & Tutorials for Academics
Introducing “Notion for Academics”

Introducing “Notion for Academics”

I'll admit it: I'm a productivity and digital organizing geek. I've used many tools over the years to organize my personal and professional tasks and projects. Sometimes referred to as a Tech Stack, my productivity tools of choice over the years for task, project, and...

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2019 Publications in Review

2019 Publications in Review

In 2019 we shared our scholarly efforts by publishing the following works: Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (4)Our posIT column in the Journal of Library Administration (JLA) (4)Our first book! It was an edited collection with Nova Science Publishers. (1)Book Chapters...

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2019 Presentations in Review

2019 Presentations in Review

This past year was another successful presentation year for us. We intentionally presented less this year than last year (11 presentations as compared to 12; check out last year's post here:...

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Agile Project Management and Libraries

Last week, I shared about why I believe you should read academic articles and essays to inform your thinking on projects and share them with those you work with in your library and about how Monica and I are starting a library inventory project with staff that is...

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Reflections on My Delaware Beginnings Part 1

Also known as: Why You Should Advocate for Time-Saving Solutions I arrived at Goldey-Beacom College in November 2010, after working for a short period of time at Widener University as a part-time reference librarian, after moving from Claremont, California to Delaware...

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Onboarding in Academic Libraries

Do you remember your last "first day at work" at your most recent or current job? Did it feel like a smooth process? Did you have tasks - both policy / required and meaningful (related to why you were hired in the first place)? Or maybe things were a bit scattered......

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