On Being a Librarian

Trends, Achievements, and Perspectives

Shifting Competencies

Web 2.0 has significantly altered how academic librarians develop collections, assist researchers, present findings, and engage and communicate with users. The scope of change is not quantifiable and is often … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Competing Priorities: Trust

It astonishes me how little we know about what each of us does at the library.  In my experience, technical services staff and librarians are often separated by doors and … Continue reading

03/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Academic Libraries and Infographics

Presenting library services, instructional materials, information, data, or announcements in innovative formats catches the attention of users, improves information retention, and increases opportunities for libraries to engage their constituents. I … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Infographics & Information Literacy

Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and instruction. An infographic is a visual representation … Continue reading

02/09/2013 · 2 Comments

Twitter: Successful for Information Literacy Instruction

As a social media platform, Twitter is extremely easy to use and quick to adopt. Users distribute short snippets of information in a dynamic stream that is accessed on a … Continue reading

02/08/2013 · 1 Comment

Interviewing Revisited

I have been rather busy in recent weeks interviewing for positions of great interest to me. I am aware that selection committees convening to review CV’s and interview short-listed candidates … Continue reading

11/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Developing Competencies

The ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee identified 10 trends popular in library literature, at conferences, and in academic libraries for the year 2012. Many of the identified trends resonate … Continue reading

10/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Business Reference 101

I have begun another course offered through the American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), Business Reference 101, with Celia Ross.  I am interested in learning more about working … Continue reading

10/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Twitter: Instructional and Professional Resource Tool

Twitter is a social networking tool that allows people to share information, in a real-time feed, to other individuals, and in an education or training context, represents a powerful way … Continue reading

10/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Interview Season

It’s Interview Season Yes it is.  My contract at Thompson Rivers University has ended. Let the interviews begin. There are several job postings for positions that interest me not only … Continue reading

04/22/2012 · Leave a comment