When I started this blog, I was the Librarian at St Hugh’s College (University of Oxford). Since then, I’ve worked at the University of Sunderland as the Law Librarian, and E-Resources Librarian; at ORCID in Education and Outreach, and I am soon to begin a new job at Crossref. It’s time to wrap up this “record of a librarian’s reflections” now that I am moving from libraries and into the world of digital research infrastructure. Here are some of this blog’s Greatest Hits by theme:
- Open Access – time for a review of the whole model of academic journal publishing?
- Academia will eat itself*: the awkward love triangle of scholarly publishing
- The Legal Academic’s Handbook – now available – includes link to pre-print of my chapter on Open Access
- Much ado about licences and subscriptions
- Journals and matryoshka (Russian) dolls
- Journals and platforms – a stable relationship? Neigh!
- How to write a job description
- Writing a job advertisement that will attract the candidates you want
- How to shortlist
- Designing good interview questions
- Designing interview tests
- Giving and receiving references
- What is an exit interview, and what is it for? And the cycle begins anew…
- Visit from another college librarian (what it means to be a collegiate university)
- Learning to “speak Oxford”
- What does MA (Oxon) mean? (this site’s most popular post of all time, gets a lot of traffic from search engines)
- Scenario planning: the futures of Oxford’s libraries
And my personal favourite, Reminiscing about “23 Things”. 23 Things Oxford started as an after-work project done for fun and became a gateway to so many conversations, relationships, presentations, and skills. From small acorns…
My next job will be at Crossref, the sponsors of 23 Things Oxford back in 2010, which is a beautifully symmetrical way to close this chapter.
Thanks for reading!