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In Conversation with Dr. Alicia M. Salaz


A year ago, Carnegie Mellon’s library, where Dr. Salaz is an Associate Dean, faced major upheaval. Today, she speaks to Exact Editions about their pandemic response, the importance of cross-disciplinary teams, and what she’s bringing with her as the University of Oregon’s new vice-provost.

Dr. Alicia M. Salaz

The outbreak of the pandemic was especially difficult for academic institutions. As Associate Dean for Research & Academic Services at Carnegie Mellon University, you moved quickly to ensure access to resources, creating a Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 21

In Volume 21 we enjoyed chatting with Yvonne from Tobermory Library located in Argyll, Scotland.

You can find the Argyll Libraries on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveArgyllLib

Word of the Week

Ataraxia
A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity. The word derives from the Ancient Greek (ἀταραξία) and it generally thought to have first been used by Pyrrho and other philosophers who believed this state was linked to maximising lucid thinking. Outside of philosophy it was used to describe the ideal … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 20

In Volume 20 we have the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca from Thorold Public Library.

You can find Thorold Public Library on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThoroldLibrary

Word of the Week

Pugilist
An old / formal word for fighter, particularly a professional one, deriving from the Latin pugnus, meaning “fist”. Inspired by the fact Anthony Joshua was outside the Exact Editions office this afternoon in the very sunny London.

The Interview

What’s your role in the library? 
I’m the Public Services Librarian/Deputy Chief.  I … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 19

In Volume 19 we speak with Olive from Glasgow Women’s Library.

You can find GWL on Twitter, promoting all kinds of brilliant projects and generally being amazing: https://twitter.com/womenslibrary

Word of the Week

Slogan
Wow, this was a very interesting one, I thought. Slogan comes from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm (sluagh army + gairm cry) which translates to battle-cry. It’s quite fun imagining some modern big brand slogans used in battle, e.g. “Reassuringly expensive!” shout those marching beneath Stella Artois’ illustrious banner.… Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 18

In Volume 18 we speak with Carolyn from Dunedin Public Library in Florida.

You can find Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Circ_Nation

Word of the Week

Berserk
Initially used to describe Norse warriors who worked themselves into a frenzy and fought with frightening ferocity. The word berserk has now been tempered to mean losing your temper. It is thought the word derives from the Old Norse berserkr, possibly combining bjorn (bear) and serkr (coat). Another theory suggests it stems from berr ‘bare’ … Keep Reading

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