Category Archives: Tips for You

Top tips on navigating research projects

Embarking on a research project in the New Year? Not sure where to start? Four recent library graduates from the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) share the top tips that got them through. Flexibility “With any new research … Continue reading

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Tips for Successful Librarian-Faculty Outreach

Librarians should tailor their faculty outreach to their own personalities, comfort-levels and work environments, according to Instruction and Reference Librarian and writer, Lizz Zitron. In her recorded presentation “Outreach to Faculty: Tips for Success,” held in the SAGE Publishing booth … Continue reading

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10 steps to understanding the logic of research

For many researchers beginning a research project is a daunting process. In this post Zina O’Leary, author of the recently released The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project, third edition shares her 10 steps for demystifying the research process and … Continue reading

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How librarians can help fight the fake news epidemic

At the ALA Annual Conference, Haley Mooney, a librarian from the University of Michigan, and Tom Billitteri, an Executive Editor at SAGE Publishing, discussed the issue of ‘fake news,’ information conveyed through the media that is deliberately false or biased. … Continue reading

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6 ways libraries support student success

How does your library support student success? This was question we asked librarians nationwide for our annual Charleston Photo Contest. We’re delighted to announce Molly J. Mulligan, an Electronic Resources Acquisitions Professional at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) … Continue reading

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What makes an effective coach?

Listening, questioning and empathy are often cited as the key qualities of an effective coach, but how can coaching professionals build on these qualities to be both effective and ethical?  In this post, Ioanna Iordanou, Rachel Hawley, and Christiana Iordanou … Continue reading

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How can social media be used to communicate research?

Social media has opened up a new platform for academic debate and offers new opportunities and ways for researchers to connect and collaborate with each other, as well as reach wider audiences beyond academia. But where should you begin?  And … Continue reading

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How librarians can support political scholarship and participation

We’re pleased to announce Julie Leuzinger, a political science librarian and the head of library learning services at the University of North Texas, as the winner of the 2017 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press award. The award celebrates Julie’s support of political scholarship … Continue reading

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How to engage your group of library supporters

Each year, United for Libraries and SAGE Publishing team up to award an outstanding leader of a Friends of the Library group for an academic library with a travel grant to the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. This year’s … Continue reading

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How to teach American Government using real-life stories

Some educators naturally use stories—from pop culture, news, or current events, etc.—to relate concepts and ideas to their students. When instructors truly understand the power of storytelling, as SAGE Publishing author Scott Abernathy explains in the recorded webinar below, they … Continue reading

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Is the lack of reviewer recognition putting research at risk?

Publons co-founder Andrew Preston outlines the online tools’ new initiative to better support reviewer recognition. Giving better recognition to reviewers and highlighting their expertise, Publons state, could have a very positive impact on the world of scholarly research. Peer review … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Take Your Entrepreneurship Teaching to the Next Level

If you’re going to teach an entrepreneurship class, you probably won’t approach it the same way as you would a normal class. By nature, entrepreneurship requires adaptability and creativity. In the archived webinar below, Dr. Heidi M. Neck, professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College, … Continue reading

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How does your library support student success? Show us to win.

Send us a photo that demonstrates how your library supports student success for a chance to win a travel grant to the 2017 Charleston Conference or one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. How does your library support student success? … Continue reading

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Stand up for banned books at ALA

Each year, individuals who find books conflict with their personal beliefs request them to be removed from library shelves and inaccessible to all patrons. The American Library Association (ALA) recorded 325 of these cases in 2016 and estimates that about … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Library Week with SAGE!

By Emily Mazza, PR Intern, SAGE Publishing As a current college student the library, for me, represents the epitome of research and knowledge. It’s how I have access to thousands of research articles, books, and of course, a quiet place … Continue reading

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