Category Archives: Library Statistics

What Are Your Statistics Even Measuring?

I think we can all agree statistics are important. I collect them every day. In fact, I enjoy collecting them! It gives me a certain satisfaction to enter a research question into my tracker and log it in the knowledge … Continue reading

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Statistics and Academic Law Library Survival

(Full disclosure is required here. Although our library does not participate in ALLStAR, mentioned within this post, they have offered and I have accepted a trial offer to dig around a little bit more. I promise to do an update, … Continue reading

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Assessing Management Skills: Am I a Good Manager? Or a Bad Boss?

by Dean Duane Strojny Within the course of three months I was told by different staff that I was both a micromanager and the best director to work for.  Now of course, the compliment was very well received. Not many … Continue reading

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Seeking perfection in an imperfect world: Metrics and Academic Law Libraries

by Kris Turner My colleagues and I are currently hip-deep in conversation about how to best measure and present the impact that our faculty have on the larger academic community. This information is critical to tenure committees, libraries, the faculty … Continue reading

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A Basic Primer on Value Engineering

In my library school program, we were required to take two ‘out of discipline’ graduate classes that were not in the library program. I wanted to take grant writing, but I waited too long to sign up. So I ended … Continue reading

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