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ACRL: Assessment, THATCamp, and serving your LGBTQ community

Friday developed into two themes, “Assessment” and “THATCamp” (The Humanities and Technology Camp). Among other stops, I attended sessions on assessment, and joined in on “THATCamp” as they created the topics for the five units in the Information Literacy MOOC they were designing. The morning began with “Building a Culture of Assessment”. I’ve been thinking... more

ACRL: Off the beaten path

I don’t want to repeat the excellent posts of my colleagues, so I’m focusing on sessions that were small, yet very engaging! In the weeks leading up to ACRL I received emails looking for volunteers for an ACRL focus group and a Lexis/Nexis lunch session to help design a database interface. I jumped on these... more

SpringyCamp: November, 2012 – Focusing on User Experience: Understanding & Meeting User Needs

Springshare hosted a four hour webinar today, focusing on the user experience. Lauren Pressley, Kyle Denlinger and I participated in the first half of this multi-presentation webinar in the ZSR screening room. Springshare supplies ZSR with LibGuides and LibAnswers. The first presentation was by Chrissa Godbout, the Library and Information Technology Consultant at Mount Holyoke... more

LITA Nationa Forum 2012, Concurrent Sessions

Members of the LITA Forum Planning Committee also serve as moderators for the concurrent sessions. I chose to moderate the sessions that had not been claimed by other members of the planning committee, rather than choosing based on topic. This has served me well as I’ve found myself in some great sessions I probably would... more

LITA National Forum 2012: A Different Perspective

This is my third LITA National Forum. This past year I’ve served on the planning committee for the forum that is ably chaired by Susan Smith! Serving on the planning committee has provided me with a very different perspective. This year I’m focused on serving the attendees, posting information on the LITA blog, serving as... more

ALA 2012 Connections Made and Missed

I quickly found a theme for ALA 2012 in Anaheim, “Connections Made and Missed”. Like Roz, I am not enamored with Anaheim as a destination, but I found this ALA a great place to make connections. Also, like Roz, I began my ALA 2012 experience at a SAGE dinner with Elisabeth Leonard, some librarians and... more

Capture the Flag@ZSR, Take Four!

On Friday, February 10th, the ZSR Library hosted its fourthCapture the Flag event! 50 students arrived at 9pm for two hours of two games of Capture the Flag and all the pizza and sodas they could consume! While smaller than our September event, this event was well attended by a great group of enthusiastic students!... more

ALA Midwinter Wrap-up

I wanted to post just a few closing thoughts on my first ALA Midwinter. First, for me, the smaller format of meetings and discussion groups gave me the time to meet people and learn amount various committees. Spending time at a variety of LITA events while assisting with WebEx programs and serving on a committee... more

Giz’s First Time @ ALA Midwinter

This is my first ALA Midwinter conference! I’m fortunate to be serving on LITA 2012 National Forum Planning Committee chaired by Susan Smith. As an ALA Midwinter “newbie”, I’ve depended on my colleagues to steer me in the right direction and show me the ropes, and as usual they have come through for me! The... more

ZSR Mentoring Committee Journal Reading Program

On November 2, the Mentoring Committee sponsored a “Mentoring Skills Builder” program. The program was designed to provide an opportunity for assembly members and current mentees/mentors to meet and discuss two short mentoring articles. Committee members (Giz Womack and Bobbie Collins) volunteered to lead the discussion. The articles chosen for the program look at both... more


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