Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Samantha Dannick authors jocose essay in a national library science publication.
“The Invertebrates Scale of Librarianship”, published in the January issue of College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) , is a playful and “irreverent” guide to finding your niche in librarianship. C&RL News is the official newsmagazine of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Dannick encourages library professionals to establish their own personal “policies” and “professional value system” by way of behavior analogies between librarians and jellyfish, nudibranch, and octopus. Dannick writes, “The Invertebrates Scale of Librarianship is intended to help librarians recognize and name their own professional tendencies… There will be times to be an Octopus, a Nudibranch, and a Jellyfish. Most of us will have a form that is more comfortable than the others. What’s appropriate is to recognize what that form is, how it helps and hinders, and whether a different form would be more suitable for a given situation.” What’s a nudibranch? Learn more here.
Scholes Library will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Herrick Library will be open by appointment only.
Library materials from both Herrick and Scholes are available for pick up via the item request system. Directions on how to use the item request system can be found here.
All requested library materials, including interlibrary loans, will be made available for pick up in Scholes Library.
Printers, scanners and computers are available to current AU students, staff, and faculty in Scholes Library. No appointment is needed.
Services such as Archives and research consultations will be available by appointment in Herrick and Scholes. Please contact directly, the staff or librarian you wish to meet with to make arrangements. Contact information can be found here: Herrick Library; Scholes Library.
The entrances will remain locked and instructions for entry upon arrival will be posted on the doors.
Both book drops will remain available for returns.