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Content is Flexible in Notion

Content is Flexible in Notion

Ready for your next Notion tip?!  In case this is your first time seeing these tips, Rusty & I are sharing Notion Basics tips. There’s so much Notion training content out there that speeds right over the basics and that can leave new to feeling confused so we want...

Start a 2021 Journaling & Reflection Practice with Notion

Start a 2021 Journaling & Reflection Practice with Notion

✨It’s that time of year again when everyone starts talking about reflecting on the previous year and planning for the year ahead.⠀⠀Now don't get me wrong: I love planning & reflecting more than most! I've also spent a fair amount of 💰💰over the years on new...

How to Create Headings in Notion

How to Create Headings in Notion

👋🏻 Hey everyone! Ready for your next Notion tip?! 💡⠀ In case this is your first time seeing these tips, Rusty & I are sharing Notion Basics tips over the next several posts. There's so much Notion training content out there that speeds 🏃‍♀️ right over the basics...

The “Goals” Module of Notion for Academics Academy

The “Goals” Module of Notion for Academics Academy

Founders Launch of Notion for Academics Academy Did you catch our recent post about the Founders Launch for Notion for Academics Academy? Make sure to check out that post for more information or visit the course website for additional details. Program Overview...

Everything in Notion is a Block

Everything in Notion is a Block

Ready for your next Notion tip?⠀ Notion Basics Posts In case this is your first time seeing these tips, we are sharing Notion Basics tips over the next several posts. There's so much Notion training content out there that speeds right over the basics and that can...

Overview of Notion for Academics Academy

Overview of Notion for Academics Academy

Founders Launch of Notion for Academics Academy Did you catch our recent post about the Founders Launch for Notion for Academics Academy? Make sure to check out that post for more information or visit the course website for additional details. Notion for Academics...

Think of Notion Like a Blank Page

Think of Notion Like a Blank Page

About Notion Basics This is our first post in a series of posts in our new #NotionBasics series. What's the point of this series? To demystify Notion! Notion is full of great tools but that can make it seem overly complicated. Think of Notion Like a Blank Page Getting...

How to Design Creative Views for Your Notion Academic Portfolio

How to Design Creative Views for Your Notion Academic Portfolio

Today, I am going to create views to display your content in your Notion Academic Portfolio. In case you missed it, Monica and I shared posts about getting started with Notion Academic portfolios recently on the following topics: How to Make an Academic Portfolio...

How to Make an Academic Portfolio Using this Notion Template

How to Make an Academic Portfolio Using this Notion Template

In his last post, Rusty wrote about the Benefits of Using Notion for an Academic Portfolio. What do you think? Did the idea of creating a #NoCode, easily shareable, and customizable yet simple and professional academic portfolio sound like a good idea to you? If so,...

Benefits of using Notion for an Academic Portfolio

Benefits of using Notion for an Academic Portfolio

As we shared previously in “Why You Need an Academic Portfolio” we use both ORCID and Google Scholar Author Profiles to inform our academic portfolio for promotion, service, and tenure.  In the previous post, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of both...

Why You Need an Academic Portfolio

Why You Need an Academic Portfolio

How do you describe the academic work that you do? Think back to the last time someone not in your career field asked you to describe recent projects you were working on. Or to the last time that someone unexpectedly asked you to share your current CV, academic...

2 Ways to Accomplish Your Goals with Notion

2 Ways to Accomplish Your Goals with Notion

Task & Goal Tracking During the Pandemic A practice that has been key to helping Rusty & I continue to move forward with accomplishing our goals & objectives related to research and scholarship is setting daily & weekly goals for ourselves. ⠀⠀We've...

Managing Remote Projects Effectively with an Action Dashboard

Managing Remote Projects Effectively with an Action Dashboard

Abstract During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College’s library, learning center, & archives and the office of institutional research & training (OIRT), along with all departments of our college, shifted to working from home (WFH) during the...

Working from Home: How We Managed Our Team Remotely with Technology

Working from Home: How We Managed Our Team Remotely with Technology

Citation Rysavy, M.D.T. & Michalak, R. (2020) Working from Home: How We Managed Our Team Remotely with Technology, Journal of Library Administration, 60:5, 532-542. Abstract During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College’s library and the office of...

Data Privacy and Information Literacy Assessment

Data Privacy and Information Literacy Assessment

Citation Michalak, R. & Rysavy, M. (2020). Data Privacy and Information Literacy Assessment. Against the Grain. 32(1), (peer-reviewed column). Abstract Collecting Personal Identifiable Information (PII), in the context of services and programs academic libraries...

Leveraging Library Technology: Non-library uses of library technology

Leveraging Library Technology: Non-library uses of library technology

Citation Rysavy, M. & Michalak, R. (2019). Leveraging Library Technology: Non-library uses of library technology. Journal of Library Administration. 59(1), 59-73. (editorial). Abstract The library has experienced many conversations with colleagues at the college...

What degree is necessary to lead? ARL Directors’ perceptions

What degree is necessary to lead? ARL Directors’ perceptions

Citation Michalak, R., Rysavy, M., & Dawes, T. A. (2019). What degree is necessary to lead? ARL directors’ perceptions. College & Research Libraries. 80(6), 752-765. (peer-reviewed article). Abstract In 2018, after a failed search for the Executive Director of...