Reference/Instruction Librarian Position at Muskingum University

My former place of work is hiring an entry level Reference/Instruction Librarian. I enjoyed my time at Muskingum. The faculty are awesome to work with in and out of the classroom. The library staff are very active on OPAL and OhioLINK committees. Southeast Ohio is a great place to live if you enjoy outdoor activities and want to experience all four seasons. New Concord is about an hour and half from Columbus and two hours from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 

Information behavior of the researcher of the future

Every librarian and faculty member should read the CIBER briefing paper Information behaviour of the researcher of the future (2 MB PDF). CIBER conducted this research for the British Library and JISC . The report focuses on information seeking behavior of students born after 1993 (the Google Generation). The paper also ties in research from OCLC's Perceptions studies. You may also want to listen to presentation given and Q&A's when the paper was released on January 16, 2008.

Found via Stephen's Lighthouse

Google takes on data curation?

Data curation has been a topic cropping up at conferences I have been to this past year. I've heard it mentioned in sessions at ACRL and ALA, mostly by librarians from the big ARLs. 

"Sources at Google have disclosed that the humble domain,, will soon provide a home for terabytes of open-source scientific datasets. The storage will be free to scientists and access to the data will be free for all."

"The storage would fill a major need for scientists who want to openly share their data, and would allow citizen scientists access to an unprecedented amount of data to explore."

I still have to wonder how this will be monetized. Or, will this project be underwritten by Google's main revenue stream? Guess those institutional repositories will still have some room in them after all.

Read the full story with links to more details at "Google to Host Terabytes of Open-Source Science Data" on Wired Science.