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Straight talk: Inviting students’ perspectives on information literacy teaching and learning

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My colleagues and I received a grant from our regional consortium to develop information literacy continuing education opportunities for faculty, librarians, and other stakeholders at our institutions. As part of this initiative, we’re planning a one-day symposium during which participants can share successes and challenges in information literacy teaching and learning and that inspires intercampus … Continue reading Straight talk: Inviting students’ perspectives on information literacy teaching and learning →

The Grossly Exaggerated Death of the Library, or Why I Don’t Discourage Students from Attending Library School.

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What do you say to the next generation of Librarians? Since I’m a First-Year Academic Librarian Experience I would assume the “next generation” is probably me, and it is a little too soon to play the grizzled older “in my day” type librarian. Because I work in a University Library, I know students finishing their … Continue reading The Grossly Exaggerated Death of the Library, or Why I Don’t Discourage Students from Attending Library School. →

Alternative Library Instruction Models, or What Happens When You Want Back Out

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I’ve been an instruction librarian since 2007, and over the years my perspective on library instruction has shifted from How can I convince my liaison department faculty to schedule a class? to How can I make my classes more scaffolded within the curriculum? to How can I possibly do all of this teaching in one semester … Continue reading Alternative Library Instruction Models, or What Happens When You Want Back Out →

The Rock and the Hard Place (Part 3): Being Open For Change

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Two years ago the department in which I work was charged with developing a new organizational structure in response to changes in the scholarly publishing landscape.  Reflecting, presenting, and writing in various venues about this, it’s hard to avoid the ad nauseam reference to change – change is the new normal; embrace change; anticipate change; … Continue reading The Rock and the Hard Place (Part 3): Being Open For Change →

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