This spring, The University of Baltimore Libraries, along with the 17 libraries across the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) will be implementing a new integrated library system (ILS), Alma, that will go live on May 23, 2024. Continue reading The University of Baltimore Libraries to migrate from Ex Libris ALEPH system to Alma/Primo system over Spring 2024
There have been recent posts in the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Lingua Franca blog arguing the positive and negative consequences of the Internet on writing. Journalist Clive Thompson, author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Continue reading How the Internet Has Impacted Writing
Educause, a leading organization focused on information-technology issues in higher education released its 2013 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) last week. The report, which includes survey data from Continue reading National Study on College Students and IT Notes New Trends
Mark Twain via Wikipedia There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Mark Twain How does one chose a single university out of all the stellar universities in this country? Answer: Rankings? Earlier this month, US News Continue reading The Ranking Jangle in Higher Ed
This summer Langsdale is fortunate to be joined by two budding librarians, Lindsay and Rachel. You may have seen their faces at the reference desk over the last few weeks or months. Now is your chance to learn a little Continue reading Welcome to A Few New Faces!
The University of Baltimore has been selected as one of 75 institutions to participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success. The schools selected to participate in the program Continue reading Assessment in Action at Langsdale
Hi! I’m Pete Ramsey, one of the Reference and Instruction librarians at Langsdale Library, and I also teach the Information Literacy (IDIS 110) course in first-year student learning communities. Self-Recycling My IDIS 110 course includes a rather detailed discussion of Continue reading Self-recycling FTW!
Recently in the Baltimore Sun Provost Joe Wood discussed transfer credits from new Baltimore startup, StraighterLine Inc, which offers individual courses online to students missing credits. The full article is available from the Baltimore Sun on campus or through Langsdale’s Continue reading Provost comments on new online courses from Baltimore-based company