ala 2013 notes from one-shot instruction sessions

Lessons for the Librarian: 10 Tips for Teaching the One-Shot Instruction Session was held on Sunday, June 30th. There were eight speakers: Beth Woodard, Staff Development and Training Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Debra Gilchrist, Vice President for Learning and Student Success, Pierce College; Jennifer Corbin, Head, Center for Library User Education,…

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ala 2013 notes from the myth and reality of the evolving patron

The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program with Lee Rainie was held on Saturday, June 29th. Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The twitter hashtag is #rusapres13 and video of the presentation is now available from RUSA. You can…

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ala 2013 notes from reference research forum

The 19th Annual Reference Research Forum was held Saturday, June 29th. Research Guides Usability Study by Andrew Walsh, Information Literacy Fellow and Angela Pashia, Instructional Services Outreach Librarian, both at the University of West Georgia Walsh and Pashia studied usability of their research LibGuides with focused testing and other user feedback methods.…

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new librarian’s guide to publishing

I attended the ALA NMRT webinar New Librarian’s Guide to Publishing. Since I’m hoping to publish my first peer-reviewed article in the spring of next year, I am open to all advice and shared experiences on the subject! Three librarians talked about their publishing experiences and tips: Beth Evans from Brooklyn…

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personal branding is good design

During this month, the New Members Round Table listserv has had an online discussion about personal/professional branding. The discussion was generated around Personal Branding for Librarians by Karen G. Schneider for American Libraries. Schneider says that librarians have long been “notoriously preoccupied” with our image, to one another and to the public. The post…

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