Rank #1: Episode 25: Class Reunion
MP3 (51 minutes, 46 MB)
Apr 28 2011
Rank #2: Teaching Zotero: it's not rocket surgery
(MP3 link: circa 1 hour)
Links and notes:
- Char Booth’s Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators
- Circulating Ideas podcast by Steve Thomas
- Jason's book Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators (DRM-free ebook editions available from ALA Store)
- Example of a bibliography auto-generated by the Zotero API on Jason's website
- Justin Bieber
Jun 30 2011
Rank #3: Episode 24: Geeking Out & Speaking Up
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
- Lawson, S. (2010). Library camps and unconferences. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
- Borchardt, R., Coleman, M., Puckett, J. & Van Scoyoc, A. (2011, March). Podcasting for professional development [PowerPoint Slides]. Presentation at Computers in Libraries: Strategic Focus & Value for Library Communities, Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/jasonpuckett/podcasting-for-professional-development.
- Rachel's blog, My Quest for Programmatic Information Literacy Check. it. out.
- Jason's CE Zotero course at Simmons College
Apr 01 2011
Rank #4: Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog
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.
- Kornegay, R. S., Buchanan, H. E., & Morgan, H. B. (2009). Magic search: Getting the best results from your catalog and beyond. Chicago: American Library Association.
- Cockroaches -- for those who want to know to which order and species cockroaches belong.
Feb 22 2012
Rank #5: Episode 23: Google Scholar and Subversion
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.
Iris's blog: Pegasus Librarian
Google Scholar: Why would undergraduates need those clunky databases anyway?
Exploding an Article
Update: Further comment from Iris
Feb 25 2011
Rank #6: Episode 29: Balancing and Prioritizing the Instruction Load
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.
- 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
Rank #7: Episode 26: Training Sherpas
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.
- Reed, L., & Signorelli, P. (2011). Workplace learning & leadership: A handbook for library and nonprofit trainers. Chicago: American Library Association.
- T is for Training
- State Library of North Carolina's Master Trainer Program
- New Jersey State Library's Train the Trainer Program
- InfoPeople via the California State Library
- ALA Learning Round Table
- Jason's Zotero book, Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers and Researchers, from ACRL Publications will be available at ALA Annual in New Orleans
May 24 2011
Rank #8: Episode 22: Kicking off 2011 with Catherine Pellegrino
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.
Jan 21 2011
Rank #9: Episode 28: She Got Data
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/
- Kellam, L. M., & Peter, K. (2011). Numeric data services and sources for the general reference librarian. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
- A handful of data sources:
- American Community Survey
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
- The Association of Religion Data Archive (ARDA)
- Cultural Policy and the Arts National Archive (CPANDA)
- American National Election Studies (ANES)
- Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
- World Development Indicators
- Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)
- Statistical Software
- Professional Organizations
- International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST)
- Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (via ACRL)
- Junk Charts
Jul 30 2011
Rank #10: Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom
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.
- 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?
Mar 30 2012