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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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7 Ratings
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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

Latest release on Aug 24, 2012

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Rank #1: 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.

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Apr 28 2011

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Rank #2: 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)

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Jun 30 2011

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Rank #3: 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
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Apr 01 2011

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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.

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May 24 2011

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Rank #8: 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.

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Jan 21 2011

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Rank #9: 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/

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Jul 30 2011

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Rank #10: 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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