Top Ten EBSCO Blog Posts for Librarians in 2018

Librarianship | December 20, 2018

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It’s been an exciting year at EBSCO for those of us working on the EBSCOpost blog. Join us in looking back and highlighting the top ten posts of 2018.

EBSCOpost offers helpful tips and resources for librarians, engaging content and news related to our research offerings, and issues affecting academic, school and public libraries.

Join us in looking back at the top ten blog posts of 2018:

1. Removing Barriers to Access: DRM-free EBSCO eBooks Improve Access for Users: This blog post focuses on how today’s researchers are mobile-based, which brings the need for flexible, accessible e-books without restrictions. EBSCO’s Kara Kroes Li describes the advantages of DRM-free e-books, and why DRM-free content is important to librarians.

2. 7 Best Practices for Creating a User-Friendly Library Website: In this post from 2015, we talk about the work that our EBSCO User Research group conducts, including usability tests and a survey on how undergraduates conduct research for creating a user-friendly library website.

3. Learning in the 21st Century: Technology in the Classroom: Readers can learn how school districts are combining technology with education by providing students with their own laptop computers, specifically Google Chromebooks.

4. Seeing is Believing - The Benefits of Picture Books for Building Reading Skills: This post displays how picture books are a great resource for young readers that promote literacy, vocabulary skills, sentence structure and story analysis.

5. Five Ways Using Magazines in the Classroom Improves Student Performance: Check out this post to see the five ways that magazines are making a difference for student success in the classroom.

EBSCOpost offers helpful tips and resources to librarians, engaging content and news related to our research offerings, and issues affecting academic, school and public libraries.

6. Why You Need Library Databases for Research: This blog post focuses on Yavapai College Libraries, who created a short video promoting the importance of using databases instead of commercial search engines when conducting research.

7. The STEAMy Relationship Between Art and Science: This post focuses on the relationship between art and science and how they have been traditionally treated as two separate disciplines, but when they are studied together, it’s clear to see the impact one has on the other.

8. How to Help Students Select Digital Tools and Resources: In this post, explore the trend of students heading straight to the Internet to conduct academic research for school assignments, and give tips to help explain why the digital research tools in your library may be more effective.

9. Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Age: This blog post discusses how users consume information and provides insight on how users can understand when information is false, improving media and information literacy skills.

10. Ten Tips to Master Social Media at Your Library: Find out how to implement a strong social media presence for your library.

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