Weekly Spotlight!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!


The Colorado State Library (CSL) invites all interested parties to join in their next CSL in Session, Radical Cataloging: Using alternative subject headings locally to promote inclusiveness and diversity, on for Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 12 – 1 MT. Catalogers Sol López and Laura Wright from CU Boulder Libraries will discuss the implementation of the Non-Library of Congress Subject Heading “undocumented immigrants” (and six variants) to over 5,000 bibliographic records in their online catalog.  This project is one of the libraries’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion through description of the libraries’ collections. No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org

New article in The Scholarly Kitchen from two early-career MLIS graduates talks about Metadata Librarians In Scholarly publishing (MLIS) – get it? See article: https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/10/02/mlis-metadata-librarians-in-scholarly-publishing/


Library Journal posted published a great article by Derek Malone on October 4th regarding instruction evaluation for online classes. This is an interesting angle that I’d not considered, and apparantly, many instruction librarians had not considered. In the growing world of online education, this seems very important. Anyone interested in library instruction, instructional design, and information literacy should check this article out.

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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