June 2012

Podcast: data curation, rise of e-books

Submitted by Alonzo LaMont on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:10pm

Victoria and Alonzo are back for the June Podcast. We reflect on the Hopkins Library Assembly we attended earlier this month. Some of the meatier issues that were discussed, and which we mention here, were Data Management/Data Curation (and the potential for discovery of "Hidden Collections," along with the rise of e-books.

Meet our interns

Submitted by Alonzo LaMont on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 1:45pm

Ah yes, Summer has returned and with it come our new Interns from City College. I "stole" them away for a second to get a picture. So here they are on a mild day in June, looking calm and composed. But as Summer BURNS away in Baltimore, our Interns will bear the brunt of work/work/work. Here a task, there a task. They'll be in the stacks, they'll be schlepping books around, they'll be working keyboards inputting data----taking instructions left and right.

Interview With Rob Wright - New Informationist

Submitted by Alonzo LaMont on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 1:05pm

Last week I was able to chat with Rob Wright, our new Basic Science Informationist. Rob hails from Houston, and outside of Welch he has an appreciation for Abstract Art. Whenever I interview someone new to the Library, I’m always impressed by the “renaissance person” backgrounds they bring along. Librarianship does seem to attract those with diverse interests.