There are lots of free, quality resources online to assist us in the wide variety of tasks and components which comprise the work that we do in academic libraries. I would like to use the blog forum to share a different resource every week. Let me know if you have a resource you’d like to share and we’ll get it posted!
Those of you who get my occasional CULD Resource Round Up email know that I am a big fan of the Stephen’s Lighthouse blog, by Stephen Abram. Abram is an international librarian who is Past President of the Special Library Association, Past President of the Canadian Library Association, former Vice President of Innovation for SirsiDynix. He is currently Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Markets at Gale Cengage in Toronto, Canada. He has extensive experience in library technology and trend forecasting, and travels extensively, speaking (and listening) to librarians around the world.
While the blog doesn’t speak to academic libraries exclusively, his questions, exploration, and insight on a variety of issues always gets me thinking. He has a sense of humor but also challenges us on issues that need to be raised. With his guidance, I often come to understand technology and other library issues that I may have heard about, but haven’t really dealt with. He also presents new ideas/perspectives on issues that are fundamental to libraries but need constant tweaking. A perfect example is a post from today, Information Literacy Videos.
I bet if you take a look at his archive for just January 2011, you’ll find several items of interest.