Another great table from the CTL at the University of Texas, Austin, that captures flipped instruction differences, particularly as they might play out in higher ed.
I work at a library that specializes in audio visual collections so for Banned Books Week we are playing the film adaptations of previously banned/challenged books. We’re popping popcorn to accompany the movie and Lord of the Rings has even drawn a small crowd. Of course none of this would be possible without the help from my library’s amazing staff and students. Heart. Swoon.
Our Banned Books Week display is starting to come along…
We got a pop-up coffee cart in our library!!!!!!!!!!!!
First thing I do when I go to a new place? Find their library. Here’s a pretty little library in Crouch, Idaho.
We did another “Beautification Day” at my library and this time we installed new white boards but not the ridiculously over priced $400 whiteboards. We found coated, pressed board for $13 at the local hardware store. We installed it and it works great! (We still have to put the frame on it). For $13 and a little elbow grease we can afford to change out the boards when they get too stained to use. As it stands, the $400 whiteboards don’t last nearly long enough anyhow. DIY library at its finest:)
Despite its being copyrighted, CNN and MSNBC will run Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech in its entirety today, on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Here’s your rare chance to hear Martin Luther King’s iconic speech in full.
My friend, the bicycle riding librarian in San Francisco. I just had to share her Instagram photo…with permission of course!
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries in an infographic.
A librarian’s worth
This great infographic, created by Masters in Education and ObizMedia, gives a lot of new light on the role of libraries and librarians, as it changes a reference point totally. What if we compared libraries to Amazon?
Each day in US public libraries more items are circulated than on Amazon. Public library cardholders outnumber registered Amazon customers by, take your breath, five to one!
What’s more, librarians answer about 7.2 million questions weekly. What would we do without librarians? There is only one answer to this question: nothing.
One of my work goals this year is to develop and pilot a student library ambassador program in our res halls similar to Katherin Peter’s work at USC [ read her ACRL presentation here.]
Well, it seems like I’m not the only one who has student ambassadors on the brain this summer because this blog was recently created and shared on an ALA listserv. There are some really great ideas shared on this site so I recommend checking it out if you are considering such a program yourself!
Such a great idea! What a great way to engage students and get the library out there!
The Radical Patron explores new ideas to strengthen public libraries and local communities.
The blog post may be from 2010 but the ideas are more relevant than ever. Now, how can I get my academic library to agree? The way I see it, at academic libraries we are competing for the attention of the students. Students today have so many options, how can we get them to choose us? We have to start engaging our students more.
Reminder: Interview Questions Repository
Have you been on a library interview recently? Or are you prepping for one?
Sounds like you could…
Great resource for interview preparation!
A good column to add to that repository spreadsheet, whether the people interviewed were hired :)
Still exploring the research out there regarding information literacy and love this infographic. How crazy is that the majority of students aren’t consulting librarians? How can we fix that?!
One of a series of library education posters designed by Peabody Visual Aids in the 1930s and 1940s, which I salvaged from a throw-away pile at my library school in 2003. These were created under the supervision of visionary librarian Ruby Ethel Cundiff.
Throwback Thursday! Vintage library education poster!
Representing the library at a resource fair for new students…they can’t get enough of the library!
It’s Funky Shirt Day at our library today! (I’m the one kneeling down, my shirt has kitten sailors on it!) We know how to have fun at the library!