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The FF home of T is for Training We normally record Every Other Friday at 2 pm Eastern. This program seeks to deepen the conversation about training, share resources, connect, socially network and to laugh a lot. Brainstorm and suggest topics for the show on this page. Home page is located at http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com You can follow the show at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc... Get the podcast feed from http://feeds.feedburner.com/TIsForT... Join the Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group... I hope you can join a call one day.
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Just spend an hour on @tisfortraining with Jill Hurst-Wahl and Marianne Lenox discussing why conference keynote speakers are mostly pale and male. Thought you might be interested. Listen/download here http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-2471...
ok, i'll admit it: i can listen to jill all day long. pure awesomeness! - henry
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Public Librarian Certification Process; FAQs on amendments to CR90.7:New York State Library - http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev...
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Public Librarian Certification Process; FAQs on amendments to CR90.7:New York State Library - http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev...
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Public Librarian Certification Process; FAQs on amendments to CR90.7:New York State Library - http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev...
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αnnα vαȵ scoyoç
later today, adventures in library instruction discusses "instruction burnout," as well as how to manage instruction loads. [yes, we know school *JUST* started]. what does YOUR organization do to manage instruction overload and burnout?
ha haa haaaaa... oh, wait, that's not very helpful... It's more of an Art than a Science here... As long as there are a few hours in the week left over after instruction (for the heavy instruction weeks) it's considered "good enough" (also, we're down to 5 libns from a recent high of 8 and way down from our all time high of 12 (in the '90s) - we do such good sessions, we're increasing the session count, too) - awd
i know. it's tricky, isn't it? i think a lot of programs are re-evaluating priorities, as well as even saying, "no" to instruction requests. i guess we did our jobs too well -- right? instruction requests are booming everywhere beyond what staff's can handle. - αnnα vαȵ scoyoç
Anecdotally, 2 years ago I created heavy-duty online course guides for specific classes (assignment based guides) and based my instruction sessions on them. Last year many professors said "thanks for the online guide from last year, I think the class won't need a f2f session." This year many of those same professors clamored for f2f instruction sessions in addition to the already... more... - awd
aaron, did they tell you *why* they wanted f2f again [in addition to the online guide]? i have my theories, but i'm interested it if they gave you any feedback. - αnnα vαȵ scoyoç
We try to work with every First Year Experience class. In order to do that, those of us who do the most instruction don't work the reference desk during the most intense 3-4 weeks of teaching. Also, people who have limited instruction duties the rest of the year get assigned to take classes that would normally go to one of the busier librarians---so, for example, I don't have to teach ALL the FYE library sessions for the humanities. - Steele Lawman
Wow, a break from ref desk during the first month of classes would go a long way. - Jason P
Here they started doing 2 week rota cycles during busy times, to make it easier for us to take last minute stuff. Also, the desk is staffed not just by librarians so there is a pool of people to draw on. - Pete
@jason, that's what *i* was thinking!!!! you mean...i could focus on classes?????? i know the ref desk is busy that first month -- but i'm going to go out on a limb and say it's mainly directional, logistics, printing [a-hem], etc.... @pete, i love the "pool" idea -- i know ref desk schedules are just starting to draw upon librarians throughout the org, not just the "ref department." - αnnα vαȵ scoyoç
We've had to start closing our desk due to staff loss and all of us teaching simultaneously. It'll settle down in a couple of weeks and we should be back to a staffed desk. Frustrating though when one refers people to the desk in class but knows we might have it closed. - Hedgehog
Well, we are fortunate here to have a group of "on call" librarians who only work the ref desk and understand that they won't work regular hours. They make that kind of thing possible. - Steele Lawman
αnnα, only one prof gave me a why ("there was a noticeable drop in citation quality") -- I assume the rest were for a similar reason. - awd
I can't seem to find the link for this podcast on instruction burnout - did the crew go on hiatus before this was recorded? - Jen
This is an old (2011) episode that got bumped due to Anna's Turkish spammer posting to the thread. Here it is: http://adlibinstruction.blogspot.com/2011_08... - Jason P
thanks, turkish, spammer!!!!!! - αnnα vαȵ scoyoç
Oops - it's not 2011 anymore (!) Great timing to be thinking about burnout though. - Jen
Turkish spammer has been reported, and all of his/her spam comments deleted except the ones I used as examples (which includes this one). Carry on! - Catherine Pellegrino
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