Not only did today's library instruction session on finding original WW1 trench warfare photos and propaganda posters go really well, the students (without prompting) got into a discussion of "Who digitizes this stuff?" and are now all entranced with becoming digital archivist librarians. #blowsdust #superlibrarian
For those of you who have or are implementing Alma - How have you migrated you e-journals Knowledge Base to Alma? We're going from SerialsSolutions to Alma. So far, there's a spreadsheet we could fill in line-by line of resources/titles/holdings, but we're really hopeful that some automated manner of migrating data is possible.
Student: "I can't read the page of this book I need because the page is, like, connected?" Explained about the way books used to be printed while taking her back to preservation to have the page slit. :)
Survived honors class 5 of 5 today. On the upside, we did an activity with the last two classes that I think went well, but of course now I wish I'd done it with all of them. Also, I really like the classes better when the prof attends, too. The students are too quiet otherwise.
"This is an automatic message to let you know that I've got your request, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, generally within one business day, Monday to Friday, 9a-5pm EST (because at night I'm sleeping! if your paper is due in the morning, I'd suggest going to content.easybib.com to see if we've got an answer to your question there)."
So here's my engaging activity for this afternoon's class (for PhD student of prof who wanted more engagement in instruction): when we do the "think up keywords for your topic" portion of the class, I will have them type their search into a Google form. then i'll copy & paste all their searches into a Wordle. Then I'll search the big words from the
huh, thought i posted this to LSW too earlier today but apparently not. happy to finally be able to announce that in early November i'll be starting a new gig at the University of Chicago as their IR manager. #fuckyeahChicago!
I'm probably a bad corporate citizen, but I just showed a first-year student how to find used print copies of her textbooks online for cheap. Textbook rentals through the bookstore are highway robbery.