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Thinking of the future

Here are a few reports that people around me have praised or hated, listed in no particular order, just to keep track of should I have a sleepless night:

Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism by Brian Mathews

Redefining the Academic Library : Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services by the University Leadership Council (on which Jeff Trzeciak participated)

Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights From U.S. Academic Library Directors

Peter Hernon, “Becoming a university library director“, Library and Information Science Research, 33-4 (October 2011), pg. 276-283.

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New CAIJ issue: innovation, uncertainty and perceptions

The Canadian Association of Information Science has delivered its latest issue of its Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (via Project Muse on behalf of UT Press, the publisher), vol. 35 issue 4.

A few articles seem particularly interesting, such as:

Enhancing Skills, Effecting Change: Evaluating an Intervention for Students with Below-Proficient Information Literacy Skills / Renforcer les compétences pour induire des changements : évaluation d’une intervention auprès d’étudiants possédant des compétences informationnelles inférieures à la maîtrise
Don Latham
Melissa Gross
pp. 157-173


Subject Guides in Academic Libraries: A User-Centred Study of Uses and Perceptions/Les guides par sujets dans les bibliothèques académiques : une étude des utilisations et des perceptions centrée sur l’utilisateur
Dana Ouellette
pp. 226-241

Of course, all articles seem interesting, but there is so little time to read everything!

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Case study on blended learning at McMaster U.

The most recent volume of the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) offers many interesting articles about new ways to teach and think about teaching. This one caught my eye:

Sana, Faria; Fenesi, Barbara; and Kim, Joseph A. (2011). A Case Study of the Introductory Psychology Blended Learning Model at McMaster University. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2 (1).
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It caught my eye not only because of the title and abstract, but because one of the authors has presented the paper in a TEDx conference and the video is posted on YouTube: