Thinking about what’s not being measured by the Ithaka S+R Survey

I’d posted some not so random thoughts on the Ohio State Libraries local IT blog.  If interested, you can find it here: In a nutshell, I’ve been struck this time around the very old-world view of the library the survey seems to be presenting to faculty.  Certainly, the survey has value, but I wonder… Read more

The Gray Family Chair

I’ve often thought that I have one of the best jobs in the world.  I work in a library – but more specifically, I hold an endowed chair at Oregon State University Valley Libraries:  The Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services.  The original vision for this position came from John and Betty Gray,  OSU… Read more

Building your own reminder system

One of the hats I wear is as a member of the Independence Library Board.  I love it because I don’t work with public libraries as often as I’d like to in my real job, and honestly, the Independence Public Library is the center of the community.  The Library is a center for adults looking… Read more