Elsevier for Librarians

Find librarian resources to effectively implement, report on and engage users with Elsevier products, and to stay up-to-date on LIS and job-related topics

As a librarian, you have a critical role in empowering your organization and library users - to access and create research with a lasting impact, and to educate the next generation of scholars, researchers and practitioners. On this page you will find links to resources that will support you in these goals.

Modern library challenges

Learn how to tackle budget constraints, stay on top of technical developments, market your library and confront other challenges that contemporary librarians are facing.

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Creating a digital library

Ebooks are rapidly gaining in popularity with their number of advantages unique to digital media. Learn how to both create and manage an e-collection.

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Moving beyond ROI

With limited resources and stagnant budgets, learn why the value on investment (VOI) is better than ROI for collection impact assessment.

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The path to discovery

As researchers move down the discovery path, they often need to get background information on unfamiliar topics, learn new terms and find relevant information.

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News & community

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Creating and managing digital library

Although paper books remain a cherished part of the library, ebooks are rapidly gaining in popularity as they offer convenience, cost effectiveness and other advantages unique to digital media...

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The case for creativity and creative spaces in libraries

A faculty member turns to you in a committee meeting and asks about locating grants and technology help for her digital humanities project. A student patron at the reference desk asks...

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Advice from a Librarian: Information Literacy Instruction

Librarian Svetla Baykoucheva gives overview of a large-scale science information literacy program implemented at the University of Maryland College Park....

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Using key performance indicators to measure library performance

Libraries across all sectors serve a particular purpose and set out to achieve the goals and objectives of the library’s stakeholders. These objectives will differ according to the nature and strategic function of the library...