Reimagining outreach to students: A tale of two Florida academic libraries

This is the second article of a two-part series highlighting outreach activities to students and faculty at two Florida universities. This article focuses on activities that support student outreach and engagement, while the first article focuses on outreach activities to faculty.

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Thinking outside of the library: emotional intelligence for all

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and regulate emotions in ourselves and in others. The author presents the ideology that librarians can think out of the box, or library literature, and use EI to manage multiple situations with ingenuity and empathy.

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A “Star” in 1 minute

Yeap, that’s me. Doing my bit in promoting the new OneSearch – the library’s new search engine aka web discovery layer. Just to share a little bit about the video. That one minute of video involved more than 5 hours of video shot and retake. But it was well worth it. Among the new features of OneSearch are:

  • Integrated login to all your library needs
  • Request for library resources and track the status from one integrated platform Integrated login to all your library needs
  • Personalise your searches under My Favourites Integrated login to all your library needs
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Last but not least, the library has also produced several others video to promote OneSearch:

Here’s some “behind the scenes” pictures 🙂

7 statements library professionals should rethink in 2019

Another year has ended and now it is a great time for library professionals to look back at their activity and plan for 2019 with a fresh view. There are many things that libraries got attached to in their long history such as fines, the library card, the Dewey classification and many other things that

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UX and Library

Saw this tweet recently. Inspired to know how UX / User Experience can be put into practice to help us in distributing workloads and tasks. Visualizations can help us see things better compared to listing it all in text format. Have you thought of something similar at your workplace?

Mobile Libraries – More than Brick and Mortar

Mobile libraries are an advantageous addition to libraries and a library’s services. It is something that, if feasible, should be implemented. Globally, there are libraries facing challenges like activating non-users of the library as well as extending the “reach” of the library in effort to allow the resources therein to be obtainable by

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