On Being a Librarian

Trends, Achievements, and Perspectives

Pilot Project: In Waiting

November is often the month when librarians find short breaks to reflect on how the term is progressing, making adjustments where necessary and to continue with ongoing projects. It is … Continue reading

11/06/2015 · Leave a comment

It’s all about other people: it is, really.

Every week opportunities are offered to develop advanced interpersonal skills; taking such opportunities helps me to become more compassionate, appreciative, and empathetic to those persons with whom I work, live, … Continue reading

10/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Working with the IL Framework, Knowledge Practices, and Dispositions

We’ve been working with a set of standards, each of which has specific and measurable competencies demonstrable as performance outcomes, for over 15 years.  Academic librarians have crafted library instructional … Continue reading

09/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Time flies . . . when

Is the idiom, “time flies when you’re having fun”? The summer has slipped by, happily and filled with days spent among family and friends. However, it was not without snippets … Continue reading

08/28/2015 · Leave a comment

April. . . nearly there

April showers bring May flowers. Remember that little ditty? As a wee squib, I recall my mother and grandmother liltingly delivering that charming limerick as we trod through rains, splashing … Continue reading

04/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Collaborating for a robust collection!

Collection development is one of the core responsibilities of academic librarians. Academic librarians follow specific processes and policies developed to best respond to service levels, institutional needs and strategic plans, … Continue reading

03/21/2015 · Leave a comment

What’s integration got to do with it?

Everything.  Absolutely everything. I am fortunate to work with a far-sighted and student-focused faculty that saw that our collaboration would allow them to focus closely on course content.  Curriculum learning objectives and … Continue reading

02/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Pilot Project Pre-Piliot takes Flight

Last year I wrote a post about my excitement to develop an information literacy pilot study for the small comprehensive university. In that post, I reviewed a pilot study delivered … Continue reading

01/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Tablets and the Academic Library: Comprehensive College Environment

For several years, academic libraries have had a growing interest in the potential of tablet computing to increase access to information. A spirited discussion has developed in the academic literature. In 2010,  library chief … Continue reading

12/08/2014 · Leave a comment

Pilot Studies, Information Literacy, and Skill Competencies

Designing and implementing a pilot program has many rewards and challenges.  Elementarily, a pilot initiative is designed to test logistics and gather information prior to the launch of a larger … Continue reading

01/26/2014 · Leave a comment