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Stuart Basefsky is an information specialist and lecturer at the Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, and director of the news bureau of the Institute for Workplace Studies in the New York City office of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Since 1993, he has specialized in workplace information issues.

The End of Institutional Repositories & the Beginning of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role For Libraries

Stuart Basefsky advocates broadening the concept of institutional repositories (IRs) to serve as full-fledged electronic libraries and documents how they can then serve the greater purpose of collecting, disseminating, analyzing and exchanging useful digital information for academic purposes.

Subjects: Features, Information Management, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Team Building, Technology Trends

Proactive Leadership & The Role of Information: Identifying Strategic Networks of Information

Networking is supposed to be essential to successful leaders. But what is the importance of networking conceptually? People are only one form of this vital leadership resource. Stuart Basefksy explains how would one go about developing expanded networks of information and sources.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, KM, Leadership, Legal Research Training, Libraries & Librarians, Presentation Skills

Six Questions and a Strategy for Campus-wide Information Competence

At Cornell University Library (CUL) a committee was established in 2005 to address the issue of information literacy at the university. The committee did extensive research on this topic and developed an approach for seeking solutions. Stuart Basefsky presents three exhibits to accomplish this objective.

Subjects: Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing

Leadership & The Role of Information: Making The Creatively Informed Questioner

Stuart Basefsky supports the concept that the quintessential leader is an informed leader. However, effectively communicating and leveraging the power of information, in leadership roles, is subject to a range of interpretations that he discusses in this forward thinking series.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Information Management, Presentation Skills, Writing Skills

The Personal Information Trainer

Stuart Basefsky documents how the Personal Information Trainer can become a unique employee benefit written into the employment contract of key individuals deemed to be essential to the success of a firm or institution. This concept is useful to human resource managers, libraries, and the institutions they serve. This article provides the fundamental concepts and constructs necessary to implement such a program with an emphasis on why and how this should be done.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Law Firm Marketing, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, Presentation Skills

Mis-Information at the Heart of the University: Why Administrators Should Take Libraries More Seriously

Major university research library systems are complex organizations comprises of the central library, the department/school library, and the professional school library. The voices of all three types of libraries should be heard for their perspectives when determining the future of the university library system with respect to whether they are cost centers or value centers, according to Stuart Basefsky/>.

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