I’ve been thinking a lot about videos and libraries over the last year. During the Spring of 2015 I was able to take a “Writing with Video” course in the School of Art and Design. It was a fantastic course that focused on video as a medium for communication. There was definitely a steep learning … More Video & the Library
One of my favorite types of library story to collect is meeting-people-where-they-are programming and outreach efforts. Whether it’s a computer skills practice session targeted at seniors or an academic library scavenger hunt/mystery house to pull in the undergrads, I really love reading about libraries that use creative programming and outreach efforts to reach patrons. Here … More Staying Relevant & Meeting Patrons Where They Are
This past month I participated in a library passport program put on by my library’s Staff Development and Training Advisory Committee’s Wellness Team. The program occurs every year and promotes both physical wellness and knowledge of various library branches and employees. We picked up our passports at the beginning of October and had the full … More Library Passport Program
I’m finally finished with my grant project! Over a year ago I spearheaded a proposal for grant funding for a marketing/promotion project at my library. We were able to secure the funding and it has been a long process to figure out exactly what we want, design it, and acquire the deliverables. But just yesterday … More Marketing Grant Project
My last big project of my summer job at a health sciences library was to create the “welcome back” fall bulletin board. I’d previously worked on exhibits and displays, but never a bulletin board! Luckily the library was well-equipped with giant letters, poster board, and colored paper. While I have no desire to become a … More Bulletin Boards – They’re Not Just For School Librarians!
There are posts all over the internet (many on my beloved Hack Library School) about defending the LIS field and developing your elevator speech. And while being prepared to counter the arguments of “Isn’t the internet making you obsolete?” and “Oh, so I guess you don’t want to make any money…” is definitely important, I’ve … More Talks about the profession
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been part of an ongoing database instruction project at work for two semesters. And what has struck me the most about the process is that I’ve come to view it as a process instead of a project. As we dive into the second semester I wanted to jot down a … More The Ongoing Learning Experience of Instruction