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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...

Assessing library customer interactions and staff satisfaction

Assessing library customer interactions and staff satisfaction

Citation Michalak, R. & Rysavy, M. (2019). Assessing library customer interactions and staff satisfaction. Journal of Library Administration. 59(3), 314-324. (editorial). Abstract In 2016, two service departments–the office of information technology (OIT) and the...

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