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“The following approved for publication preprint is scheduled for publication in the September 1, 2016 issue of College and Research Libraries (C&RL).
James Madison University
Murray State University
Murray State University
via C&RL Website
This study examined the predictive relationship between library use by individual students and their retention status in university settings. The methodology builds on a small number of previous studies to examine library use at the individual level in order to determine if use of specific library services is predictive of retention for freshmen and sophomores. Binary logistic regression yielded results which indicate a strong positive predictive relationship between library use of any kind with both freshmen and sophomore retention. These results suggest that academic libraries add value to institutional retention efforts.
Direct to Full Text Article (26 pages; PDF; Preprint)”
“Here are some key points from the report:
“When it comes to getting things done, hiring people brighter than yourself is generally considered something of a no-brainer. But there’s more to building a team than simply assembling a bunch of the smartest people you can find.
Google has spent the past two years studying more than 180 of its teams, to figure out the secret to success. It interviewed 200+ employees to ask about attitudes to teamwork, in order to discover the common attributes of a high performing team.
The results, as discussed on its re:Work blog, are revealing. It turns out that standout teams have five common traits, and these are perhaps a lot less skill-based than you might initially think.”
“Of those five, it turns out that psychological safety was “far and away the most important.””
The Libraries of Wilfrid Laurier University & University of Waterloo are pleased to invite you to this FREE day-long event!
The 3rd annual
“Government Information Day in Ontario”
Monday, December 7th, 2015
9:30am – 4:30pm
(Lunch and coffee breaks are included!)
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario
“Government Information Day in Ontario” is a forum for keeping current with the ongoing changes in the world of government information. This year, speakers from Libraries, Archives and Academia will be presenting on a variety of topics, both on a national and international level. Come hear what’s happening with…
** Please register by Tuesday, December 1st, at:
Ø If you register, but can’t make it, please let us know before December 3rd, for catering needs, and/or to let someone else take your place. A waiting list will be maintained.
Ø Parking is available on site, although public transportation & hotel advice are provided below.
The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is located on the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Campus, located at 67 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 6C2
Directions to CIGI Campus
Parking is available at the rear of the CIGI Campus, accessible from Father David Bauer Drive.
Greyhound buses from Toronto and GO buses from Missisauga come in to Charles St. bus terminal.
VIA and GO trains come to Kitchener train station.
The closest hotel is the Delta Hotel, located at 110 Erb St. W, Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6.