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Adventures in Library Instruction podcast

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

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Great source of information

By Clueless sage - Apr 25 2012
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I've been listening since episode 1, and I haven't found an episode that doesn't have something I can use for my sessions.

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Great source of information

By Clueless sage - Apr 25 2012
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I've been listening since episode 1, and I haven't found an episode that doesn't have something I can use for my sessions.

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Adventures in Library Instruction podcast

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

Episode 25: Class Reunion

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Our former colleague Erin Mooney from Emory University Library joins us this month. We talk about first-year student orientation, library videos, assessment, LibGuides, Immersion, merging the reference and circulation desk, and pizza parties.

MP3 (51 minutes, 46 MB)

Apr 28 2011

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Episode 24: Geeking Out & Speaking Up

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Things we talk about:
  • Conference debriefings (THATCamp and Computers in Libraries);
  • Crazy ideas regarding technology's role in "next generation" professional development, scholarly communication, and professional contributions;"
  • Rachel's officially blogging her quest for programmatic information literacy;
  • Jason's progress with his all online, asynchronous Zotero course for GSLIS' Continuing Education at Simmons College; and
  • We respond to a listener email from Kate the Hoosier Librarian
Show Notes:

Apr 01 2011

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Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

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Rachel, Jason and Anna have the great pleasure of talking Laura McElfresh, the Assistant Director (and Cataloger Extraordinaire) from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Library. The conversation includes information tidbits from the book, Magic Search, as well as benefits of collaboration between instruction librarians and catalogers.

Note: At about 46 minutes into the show, we say good-bye and thanks to Laura, and we address listener comments from Episode 32: Critical Thinking Skills and Strategy.

Show Notes:

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!

Feb 22 2012

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Episode 23: Google Scholar and Subversion

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Anna, Jason and Rachel talk with Iris Jastram from Pegasus Librarian. We discuss how integrate Google Scholar into instruction, how to create and use subversive handouts, and how to "explode" an article while searching.

Show Notes:
Iris's blog: Pegasus Librarian

Google Scholar: Why would undergraduates need those clunky databases anyway?

Reading Instrumentally

Subversive Handouts

Exploding an Article

Update: Further comment from Iris

Feb 25 2011

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Teaching Zotero: it's not rocket surgery

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Jason's Zotero book is out, and we talk about teaching Zotero and other reference manager programs.

(MP3 link: circa 1 hour)

Links and notes:

Jun 30 2011

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Episode 29: Balancing and Prioritizing the Instruction Load

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Rachel, Jason, and Anna share possible strategies instructors can take to relieve instruction-related stress, especially stress revolving around instruction load and setting priorities. The Adventures in Library Instruction trio also discuss programmatic, department-wide strategies to help keep library instructors energized.
Show Notes:
  • Jason's [with Sarah Steiner] Simmons College SLIS continuing education course, Instruction Librarian Boot Camp, coming in November;
  • Pellergino, Catherine. "Why it matters how faculty view librarians." Spurious Tuples (Personal Blog). August 26, 2011).
  • What Students Don't Know - 2-year anthropological study of Illinois libraries studying students' research habits and library interactivity;
  • Library Society of the World FriendFeed discussion about managing instruction loads;
  • Farkas, Meredith. “Tutorials that matter. (Technology in Practice).” American Libraries. (August 10, 2011). [re: integrating learning objects strategically in the discipline curricula] 
  • The Instruction Balance, coordinated by ACRL’s Instruction Section’s Teaching Methods Committee and Education Committee, January 22, 2006, San Antonio, TX [check out the accompanying bibliography -- a bit dated, but some good resources]
  • Picture of Rachel's monkey costume (sans makeup):

Sep 01 2011

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Episode 28: She Got Data

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Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries, joins Rachel, Jason, and Anna to discuss data, data literacy, and instruction.  Kellam recently published, Numeric data services and sources for the general reference librarian, which includes a chapter about incorporating statistics and numeric data sources into instruction sessions. Kellam blogs about data sources at http://uncgdataland.blogspot.com/, as well as about her library experiences at http://lyndamk.com/

Show Notes:

Jul 30 2011

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Episode 26: Training Sherpas

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Rachel, Jason, and Anna discuss Lori Reed and Paul Signorelli's book, Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers, specifically how the content and resources relate to instruction librarians.

Show Notes:

May 24 2011

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Episode 22: Kicking off 2011 with Catherine Pellegrino

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Rachel, Jason, and Anna have the great privilege to speak with guest, Catherine Pellegrino, Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Show Notes:

Jan 21 2011

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Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

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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!

Mar 30 2012

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Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

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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:

Aug 24 2012

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Episode 38: The community college perspective

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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.

Jul 25 2012

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Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

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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!

Jun 30 2012

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Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

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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.

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May 23 2012

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

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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:


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!

Apr 25 2012

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Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

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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!

Mar 30 2012

Play

Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

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Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~57 minutes)

Rachel, Jason and Anna have the great pleasure of talking Laura McElfresh, the Assistant Director (and Cataloger Extraordinaire) from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Library. The conversation includes information tidbits from the book, Magic Search, as well as benefits of collaboration between instruction librarians and catalogers.

Note: At about 46 minutes into the show, we say good-bye and thanks to Laura, and we address listener comments from Episode 32: Critical Thinking Skills and Strategy.

Show Notes:

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!

Feb 22 2012

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Episode 32: Critical skills and strategy

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*(Not actually episode 2, as Jason says at the beginning and end of the episode for some reason)

Audio note: Rachel's wifi dropped in and out a bit. We think that nothing important was said during the brief pauses! Also, the recording quality improves after the first five minutes or so, so if the audio sounds muddy at first, stick with it.

Download the podcast (mp3, ~48 minutes)
News:
Rachel's upcoming new gig

Show Notes:

    Jan 06 2012

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    Episode 31: You Want to Watch Me Teach????

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    Catch up with Rachel, Jason, and Anna as they discuss their recent instruction endeavors, as well as the pros and cons of team-teaching and observing our instruction peers. The conversation includes balancing different teaching styles, finding time to observe others, and co-teaching "take aways."

    Spoiler Alert

    The pros greatly outweigh the cons. 
    Show Notes:

        Nov 21 2011

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        Episode 30: Putting FUN Back in Fundamentals

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        Rachel, Jason, and Anna talk with Theresa McDevitt [editor] and Ryan Sittler [contributor] about their recent publication, Let the games begin!: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. Theresa is a Government Information/Reference Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and Ryan is an Instructional Technology/Information Literacy Librarian at California University of Pennsylvania. We take the opportunity to discuss the making of the book, the idea behind games in the library classroom, and practical applications for using games in information literacy instructional design.
        Show Notes:

        Sep 29 2011

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        Episode 29: Balancing and Prioritizing the Instruction Load

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        Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes)

        Rachel, Jason, and Anna share possible strategies instructors can take to relieve instruction-related stress, especially stress revolving around instruction load and setting priorities. The Adventures in Library Instruction trio also discuss programmatic, department-wide strategies to help keep library instructors energized.
        Show Notes:
        • Jason's [with Sarah Steiner] Simmons College SLIS continuing education course, Instruction Librarian Boot Camp, coming in November;
        • Pellergino, Catherine. "Why it matters how faculty view librarians." Spurious Tuples (Personal Blog). August 26, 2011).
        • What Students Don't Know - 2-year anthropological study of Illinois libraries studying students' research habits and library interactivity;
        • Library Society of the World FriendFeed discussion about managing instruction loads;
        • Farkas, Meredith. “Tutorials that matter. (Technology in Practice).” American Libraries. (August 10, 2011). [re: integrating learning objects strategically in the discipline curricula] 
        • The Instruction Balance, coordinated by ACRL’s Instruction Section’s Teaching Methods Committee and Education Committee, January 22, 2006, San Antonio, TX [check out the accompanying bibliography -- a bit dated, but some good resources]
        • Picture of Rachel's monkey costume (sans makeup):

        Sep 01 2011

        Play

        Episode 28: She Got Data

        Podcast cover
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        Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~58 minutes)

        Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries, joins Rachel, Jason, and Anna to discuss data, data literacy, and instruction.  Kellam recently published, Numeric data services and sources for the general reference librarian, which includes a chapter about incorporating statistics and numeric data sources into instruction sessions. Kellam blogs about data sources at http://uncgdataland.blogspot.com/, as well as about her library experiences at http://lyndamk.com/

        Show Notes:

        Jul 30 2011

        Play

        Teaching Zotero: it's not rocket surgery

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        Jason's Zotero book is out, and we talk about teaching Zotero and other reference manager programs.

        (MP3 link: circa 1 hour)

        Links and notes:

        Jun 30 2011

        Play

        Episode 26: Training Sherpas

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        Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes)

        Rachel, Jason, and Anna discuss Lori Reed and Paul Signorelli's book, Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers, specifically how the content and resources relate to instruction librarians.

        Show Notes:

        May 24 2011

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        Episode 25: Class Reunion

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        Our former colleague Erin Mooney from Emory University Library joins us this month. We talk about first-year student orientation, library videos, assessment, LibGuides, Immersion, merging the reference and circulation desk, and pizza parties.

        MP3 (51 minutes, 46 MB)

        Apr 28 2011

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        Episode 24: Geeking Out & Speaking Up

        Podcast cover
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        Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~50 minutes)

        Things we talk about:
        • Conference debriefings (THATCamp and Computers in Libraries);
        • Crazy ideas regarding technology's role in "next generation" professional development, scholarly communication, and professional contributions;"
        • Rachel's officially blogging her quest for programmatic information literacy;
        • Jason's progress with his all online, asynchronous Zotero course for GSLIS' Continuing Education at Simmons College; and
        • We respond to a listener email from Kate the Hoosier Librarian
        Show Notes:

        Apr 01 2011

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        Episode 23: Google Scholar and Subversion

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        Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~62 minutes)

        Anna, Jason and Rachel talk with Iris Jastram from Pegasus Librarian. We discuss how integrate Google Scholar into instruction, how to create and use subversive handouts, and how to "explode" an article while searching.

        Show Notes:
        Iris's blog: Pegasus Librarian

        Google Scholar: Why would undergraduates need those clunky databases anyway?

        Reading Instrumentally

        Subversive Handouts

        Exploding an Article

        Update: Further comment from Iris

        Feb 25 2011

        Play

        Episode 22: Kicking off 2011 with Catherine Pellegrino

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        Listen to Episode 22 (mp3, ~49 minutes)
        Rachel, Jason, and Anna have the great privilege to speak with guest, Catherine Pellegrino, Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

        Show Notes:

        Jan 21 2011

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        Episode 21: Winging it

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        Steve Lawson joins us to discuss winging it: low- and no-prep instruction sessions.

        Links we mentioned:
        (Apologies if some of the audio is slightly rough: in keeping with the theme of the show, Rachel and Jason had to improvise some of their podcasting equipment this month.)

        MP3 link

        Dec 18 2010

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        Episode 20: The End of Tax Season (for Instruction Librarians)

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        Rachel, Jason, and Anna are ecstatic to have guest, Mary MacDonald, Associate Professor and Head of Instructional Services and Information Literacy Librarian at the University of Rhode Island.

        Show Notes: Instruction materials Mary recommends: 

        Nov 30 2010

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