Academia & Publishing

Taking Libraries into the Future, Part 1: An Interview with Mark Hughes

Artificial intelligence: good, bad or neutral? Whatever one thinks of AI, its impact on research, teaching and learning is becoming near impossible to ignore. In the first part of a new blog series, Mark Hughes, University Librarian at Cardiff Metropolitan University, shares his views on how to tackle the slippery giant that is transforming academia.

Academia & Publishing

Library Community Gives Back: 2023 Webinar Speakers’ Charity Picks

From clean water and medical aid to animal welfare and deforestation: Librarians are committed to many causes beyond the walls of their institutions. That much is clear from the charities chosen by the expert speakers in our quarterly librarians’ webinar series.

Academia & Publishing

From Error to Excellence: Embracing Mistakes in Library Practice

Everyone makes mistakes. Few would disagree with this statement, yet many still shy away from discussing what went wrong and why – especially in a professional setting such as a library. To challenge this stigma, four interviewees reflect on their own professional blunders and why it’s more sensible to acknowledge them than to deny their existence.

Academia & Publishing

How to Get “Networking” Right as an Academic

As a PhD student, early career researcher, or even as a seasoned academic, you will likely have to do some sort of bridge-building with other people in your field if you want to be considered for interesting job opportunities, get your work noticed, or just find like-minded people in your field you respect, trust, and enjoy working with. We’ve compiled a set of helpful tips and tricks to help you get it right.

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