According to ACRL Insider “the May 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Production of this issue is taking place during April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, a time when academic and research libraries and library workers are adapting to (hopefully temporary) new ways of working.
ACRL Insider also notes that “Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, invites experienced subject selectors to serve as peer reviewers. We are currently seeking referees for the following Arts and Humanities subjects:..”
infoDOCKET reports that “While the medical community grapples with the fallout from COVID-19, UofL doctors are depending upon a hidden asset to fight the virus: clinical librarians.
These invisible partners work behind the scenes to make sure physicians, medical staff and students have relevant, timely information to complete their missions. Providing library support at clinical meetings, conducting literature searches, and creating online resource guides are the daily regimen for Kornhauser’s librarians…”
University of California Libraries’ Shared Print program Joins Partnership for Shared Book Collections
Also according to infoDOCKET “The University of California Libraries’ Shared Print program has joined the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, a federation of shared print monographic programs that aims to coordinate shared print collaboration in North America to support cost-effective retention and access to shared print monograph collections.
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that according to Marshall Breeding’s 2020 Library System Report “the library technology industry took some significant turns in 2019. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, acquired Innovative Interfaces and shifted the balance of power, strengthening Ex Libris’s position in technology for academic libraries and propelling it as a major player in public libraries. This move narrows the slate of competitors in an industry already offering few viable options for many libraries…”
Announcing the launch of NISO’s Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) InitiativeLibrary Technology Guides automation upd…
According to Library Technology Guides “following its December 2019 announcement, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the formal launch of its work to formalize and develop the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) as an ANSI/NISO standard. NISO Voting Members expressed strong support for this work, which has also been welcomed by the wider community…”
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.