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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

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

Poster for High Impact

Thompson Rivers University encourages professional development, offering many on-campus events on a wide range of topics. One annual event,  The Eighth Annual TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium held Monday, February 20, 2012, … Continue reading

02/23/2012 · Leave a comment