Author Archives: Karrie Peterson

About Karrie Peterson

Head, Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services

Scholarly information ecosystem

The containers for scholarly information are evolving, and the impact is felt everywhere.  The containers have to change, because the traditional publishing modes create too much friction.  Traditional textbooks cost too much money, and don’t take advantage of adaptive learning. … Continue reading

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Data Sharing

What should libraries know about data sharing trends and what should we be doing differently to adapt along with this evolving landscape? The march toward open science and data sharing continues – Oct 1, 2014 is the date after which the … Continue reading

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Culture of Assessment

I’ve been involved at various times in helping to build an organizational “culture of assessment” so I was interested to read Wendy Weiner’s take on what is involved.  She writes from the standpoint of the whole university. The fifteen elements … Continue reading

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ALA 2014 Las Vegas!

I can’t get that Jimmy Buffet song outta my head, and that seems like a harsh punishment for walking past Margaritaville to the CVS for some yogurt and bottled water…. Yep, there I was with my vendor tote bag and … Continue reading

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Wish I was reading . . .

all the interesting looking books I saw in the ALA Bookstore, such as:

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…some ALA 2014 sessions, once over lightly

ARL Liaison Programs Discussion One of the  prompts for me to attend ALA this year was the opportunity to participate in an ARL-sponsored discussion about liaison programs.  The discussion was started at ALA-midwinter in Philly, and continued in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Government information and the shutdown

I remember when…. Years ago, as a government documents librarian, I was involved with the federal depository program in which libraries received government information–at that time, as  printed materials–which they made available in their various locations across the nation.  The … Continue reading

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