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A monthly podcast by and for library information literacy instructors and teaching librarians. The show includes features, interviews and discussion about teaching in libraries.

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A monthly podcast by and for library information literacy instructors and teaching librarians. The show includes features, interviews and discussion about teaching in libraries.

    Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

    Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

    Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) This month we're joined by Robin Chin Roemer, Communication Librarian (and Rachel's colleague) from American University. The discussion covers topics from orientation to Manga to flipped classrooms to bibliometrics to outreach, showcasing the variety of endeavors, we, as instruction librarians take on in the beginning of the school year (or in Anna's case, the end of the summer). ~02:30 --> Jason's updates, including attending an ethics workshop for Communication graduate students, as well as delivering the budget cut news to his faculty ~10:30 --> Anna's instruction updates, including a recent website creation workshop and an upcoming LinkedIn workshop ~19:00 --> Rachel's instruction endeavors, including her orientation (a la treasure hunt and monkey costumes) and a flipped classroom strategy in an ENVS 250 course ~37:00 --> Robin's upcoming instruction and orientation sessions, including bibliometrics workshops for new faculty to measure scholarly impact, as well as her instructional roll for a Collection Development course in a library science program in the Washington, DC area. ~55:00 --> Impromptu discussion about the people (or are they robots) behind the services in the library. Show Notes: "Redefining" manga A quickie overview of bibliometrics

    Episode 38: The community college perspective

    Episode 38: The community college perspective

    Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~58 minutes) This month we're joined by Julie Cornett, librarian and instructor from Cerro Coso Community College in California. We talk about the particular challenges of managing an instruction program and teaching information literacy at a community college, and how Julie handles being the sole librarian at a 3000 FTE institution with multiple campuses. Also: Jason recommends the book Becoming confident teachers: a guide for Academic Librarians (Claire McGuinness)

    Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

    Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

    Listen to the podcast (~64 minutes) We've all been there....the student comes in at the very last moment, looking for "x" number of articles or any information to help them with their paper that is due.....tomorrow. M. Catherine Hirschbiel, who submitted a scenario similar to the aforementioned, joins us this month to discuss the challenges teaching students when they come in for help to find information, specifically in the 11th hour of their research. M. Catherine Hirschbiel is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Lesley University & The Art Institute of Boston (AIB), as well as an Assistant for Reference & Outreach at Emerson College. Join us for future episodes! If you’re interested, please post a comment below on the Adventures in Library Instruction blog or send us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Skype discussion or participate in a one-on-one interview. OR you can record your own a segment of something fabulous you’re doing with library instruction techniques, technology, or methods!

    Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

    Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

    Listen to the podcast (~62 minutes) Join us for a fascinating, lively discussion as we talk with Char Booth about her book, Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators.  Discussion includes becoming a reflective teacher and master of instructional literacy, and how both the book's pedological frameworks and practical worksheets both help inform this process. And we also learn about Char's most embarrassing moment of teaching! Char Booth is the Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian at Claremont Colleges Library. She blogs at info-mational, http://infomational.wordpress.com/, and tweets at @charbooth.  Char recently won the 2012 ACRL Rockman Publication of the Year Award, and begins as an ACRL Immersion Faculty Member this year. Show Notes: Recent American Libraries article by Char on reflective teaching ECAR Study of Students & Information Technology, 2011 Three-Question Reflection Template American Libraries article by Char on USER method and instructional literacy

    Episode 35: The Guide on the Side w/ Meredith Farkas

    Episode 35: The Guide on the Side w/ Meredith Farkas

    Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~56 minutes) Jason and Anna are joined by Meredith Farkas to discuss her recent American Libraries' "Technology in Practice" column, The Guide on the Side. Discussion includes the evolution of interactive learning objects, as well as the development and placement of learning objects to achieve learning outcomes and to maximize usage. Meredith is head of instructional services at Portland State University in Oregon. She is also part-time faculty at San José State University School of Library and Information Science. She blogs at Information Wants to Be Free and created Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. Show Notes: Meredith's most recent "Technology in Practice" column, The Guide on the Side UA’s JSTOR Tutorial, using The Guide on the Side software cakephp → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CakePHP Join us for future episodes! If you’re interested, please post a comment below on the Adventures in Library Instruction blog or send us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Skype discussion or participate in a one-on-one interview. OR you can record your own a segment of something fabulous you’re doing with library instruction techniques, technology, or methods!

    Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

    Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

    Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~58 minutes) Rachel and Jason educate Anna about "discovery layers," while the two of them wrestle with the idea of how, when, where, and why discovery layers fit in an instruction session. Note: Please excuse the excessive noise around the 23 minute mark; Anna's 4-year-old felt the need to snuggle with her while recording. Show Notes: GSU’s “Discover” (EBSCO Discovery Service) American University's SearchBox Discovery Layer Interfaces via Library Technology Guides Grotti, M. G. & Sobel, K. (2012). WorldCat Local and Information Literacy Instruction: An Exploration of Emerging Teaching Practice. Public Services Quarterly, 8(1), 12-25. doi:10.1080/15228959.2011.563140 Update: Anna came to learn (post-recording) that HER [public] library actually has a discovery layer via SirsiDynix's Enterprise. Who knew? Join us for future episodes! If you’re interested, please post a comment below on the Adventures in Library Instruction blog or send us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Skype discussion or participate in a one-on-one interview. OR you can record your own a segment of something fabulous you’re doing with library instruction techniques, technology, or methods!

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