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Librarian News Digest
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 59
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We library and info-pro types sure do wear a lot of different hats! A show of hands please - how many of you are still doing only those tasks that are listed in your job descriptions? Though I cannot see you all, I am willing to bet that there not that many palms waving. With the changes in our libraries and the industry which they serve, most of us are now being called upon to do more with less than ever. In addition to the accuracy and thoroughness of our research, we are concerned about efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, and adding new value to what we do. As librarians, we no longer think outside the box . . . we work outside of it! Today's highlights remind us that there is always something new to master and that there are always opportunities for doing things differently and better. It's how we roll in this industry! Most of us, I have no doubt, would not rather be anywhere else. Am I right? Read on!

All Together Now!

There is strength in numbers. This is true whether we are tackling a complex request from one of our clients or simply digesting a new of working. The benefits of learning together as a team are many, as our colleague Nick Milton has learned. In his latest Knoco Stories blog post, The five benefits of reflective team learning, he distills the list of pros down to a solid five. It is short, sweet, and right on point. Have you harnessed the power of group learning?

Out with the Bad . . .

Into everyone's life the occasional rotten search experience must fall. When you work in the information and research fields, chances are pretty good that those occasions are fairly frequent. As professionals, we know the importance of getting up, dusting ourselves off, and getting back in the saddle. But what happens when it is our patrons who are thrown a loop by our intranets? Nigel Williams, writing for FreePint, throws a lasso around the problem and shows us how provide a much smoother ride for our end users. Saddle up and check out: Moving On From a Mediocre Search Experience.

In control?

Over on the Iron Mountain blog, Linda Kloss shares a valuable lesson from the world of health information governance that really does apply to us all. Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? She writes, "Simply stated, 80% of your impact will come from bringing 20% of the information under tighter governance and lifecycle management." It sounds easier than it is. Luckily, Linda has some insights and advice to share in Understanding Your Information is Key to Governing it.

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Top News

  1. The five benefits of reflective team learning, Knoco Stories, March 25, 2015
  2. Moving On From a Mediocre Search Experience, FUMSI Articles, March 24, 2015
  3. Understanding Your Information is Key to Governing it, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, March 24, 2015

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Press Releases

  1. Adobe launches Document Cloud, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 25, 2015
  2. ProQuest and Google Collaborate to Improve Researchers’ Workflows, ProQuest, March 25, 2015
  3. Gale Revolutionizes Middle Eastern Research with Arabic Digitization Program, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 25, 2015
  4. Elsevier announces publishing agreement with ISSM, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 25, 2015
  5. LexisNexis Firm Manager Adds Batch Invoicing for Small Law Firms, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 25, 2015
  6. UBM plc forms new UBM Life Sciences product group, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 25, 2015
Upcoming Events

  1. The Law Library Repository Conference is approaching!, AALL Spectrum, March 24, 2015

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