It’s been a few months since our first resource roundup for academic librarians—a list of blogs, articles, social media accounts and more, curated by BCC to make it easier for you to stay updated on library news and serve your campus community.
Today’s blog is dedicated to the latest resources we’ve found (and created ourselves)—to arm you with even more knowledge and tools to help you thrive.
When you want to advance your research…
- Visit The Librarian Parlor, an awesome blog that provides tips on improving your research skills, finding book deals, getting the most out of conferences and much more—authored by a team of academic librarians dedicated to helping other librarians achieve their scholarly goals. (The Librarian Parlor)
- Read this reflection on balancing librarian research with assisting students and faculty, and helping other librarians do the same. (ACRLog)
- Visit A Library Writer’s Blog, a blog geared specifically towards academic librarians interested in pursuing more publishing and presentation opportunities. (A Library Writer’s Blog)
- Use these time management tips to improve your productivity when you’re writing and editing. (ACRLog)
- When you struggle with writer’s block, anxiety or time management issues, watch this adorable puppy video. (BCC Research)
- Here’s how to make sure your research has an impact wider than that of academics. (Idea Spies)
- Reframe the pressure to publish so that you can actually get work done. (ACRLog)
When you’ve been asked to make budget cuts…
- Here’s how to evaluate your market research provider. (BCC Research)
- Here’s how to run an efficient library with a small staff. (Wiley)
- Don’t cut research that covers Femtech, Sustainability or Virtual Reality; these markets are exploding and your students, faculty and researchersneed to have access to up-to-date intel. (BCC Research)
- Attract more attention to your library and all it offers using these social media tips. (Wiley)
- This guide will help you advocate for your library. (Mr. Library Dude)
When you’re working with your undergrads…
- Here is a more effective way to teach students about citations. (Inside Higher Ed)
- Share with them these 7 writing tips (BCC Research)
- Guide them on choosing a major with these tips. (BCC Research)
- Send your recent grads this job search guide. (BCC Research)
- Encourage them to form connections with their professors. (BCC Research)
- They may need mental health support. These resources will help. (BCC Research)
How else can we help you and your academic library thrive? Schedule a free trial of our library of market research!