Fwd: FFeed Librarians, please help if you can. A colleague (actually my boss' new boss) asked me to find research that indicates online learning reduces instruction time for K-12 users. My expertise is Adult Learning Prof Dev, I don't know the K-12 field much. I have the famous metadata review from the US Dept of Ed 2009-10 but it's not that...
#lazyweb Do you have examples of university libraries/archives that are doing social media well? One of these days I'd like to have more regular postings from the archives to our Twitter/FB accounts, and I'm seeking inspiration. Thanks!
Anyone have a good academic library hours page you like? I'm trying to come up with example as we redesign ours. Complications: multiple branches with different hours, different hours for different audiences, different hours school year vs summer and want to show more than just today's hours
Question for folks at academic libraries that are more heavily invested in e-reference platforms than we are (which would be most of them): so, you've got content in various vendor silos -- Oxford, Gale, Credo, etc. -- how do you search across all of them? More importantly, how does the user search across all of them?
Style question: Do you think of open access as a proper noun? That is, should I be referring to it as Open Access in writing? I tend to think of it the same way I do information literacy, as in, not something to capitalize. I would write " open-access PDF" or "let's talk about open access." I'm open to correction!
Patron is looking for a book or books on manga layout and how stories are told. There are tons of books about how to draw characters, but I am not finding anything quite like what he's looking for. I'd even appreciate ideas about HOW to search, other than [layout manga] [history manga]. Thanks much!
thinking about a research project which would involve students keeping a research log, which I would code / analyze. Anyone done this? know of any studies? Only found one in LISTA, eg. (Rebekah Willson: Independent searching during one-shot information literacy instruction sessions: Is it an effective use of time?, 2012)
Anyone else trialing ProQuest Research Companion? We are looking at it and finding it awfully simplistic for college-level students/the kind of expectations our faculty have for research topics and sources ... are we alone in this?
Really happy for a professional acquaintance who just got what looks to be a great job - one I remote interviewed for. Bummed that the person's social media announcement is how I found out I'm not longer being considered. It was a stretch anyway, but I feel like we can do better about updating people.
Sigh. Any advice for moving intransigent students away from their insistence that articles titles must include all the terms of their research topic or it isn't relevant? This particular senior capstone student has proven immune to all the tools in my toolbox on this topic....
HBR and EBSCO shenanigans... "As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing."