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Gaetz Selected as Dean of UW Libraries

“An experienced scholar and librarian has been named dean of University of Wyoming Libraries.Ivan Gaetz, currently the library director at Colorado College, will begin his new post at UW July 1, following his appointment by the UW Board of Trustees.“We are happy that Ivan will be joining us at the University of Wyoming,” Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones says. “He had expressed a strong interest in our libraries, and we are confident that he will continue to build on the strong foundation that has been built over the last 10 years.” (via University of Wyoming)

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Students sweat it out and study on library exercise bikes

“Finding time to do both homework and exercise is getting easier for students at a growing number of schools thanks to the latest fitness trend: combination workout machines and laptop stations that are popping up in a handful of campus libraries.” (via USA TODAY College)

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Georgia Tech, Emory University begin work to tie libraries together

“If you take the books out of a library, is it still a library? That’s the question the Georgia Institute of Technology pondered — and eventually answered in the affirmative — when administrators, faculty members and librarians there in 2013 began to define their vision of what the institute’s library should look like by 2020.”(via Inside Higher Education)

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Tech-oriented college libraries offer greater resources

“Your father may not recognize the place with fewer books on the shelves and the demise of card catalogs, but experts say that college libraries today are just as vital to students’ success as they have ever been. Advances in technology are putting a wealth of online books and research out there for students, making paper books almost obsolete. Yet college libraries have not followed the dinosaur off to extinction, instead evolving and staying relevant as exemplified by two highly regarded university libraries: William Paterson University in Wayne and State University of New York, New Paltz campus.” (via North Jersey)

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Academic publishers reap huge profits as libraries go broke

“Think it’s hard to make money in publishing in the digital age? Well, huge profits are still to be had – if you’re a publisher of academic research journals. While traditional book and magazine publishers struggle to stay afloat, research publishing houses have typical profit margins of nearly 40 per cent, says Vincent Larivière, a researcher at the University of Montreal’s School of Library and Information Science.” (via CBC)

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