There’s A (Digital) Outcome For That!

The more I work with faculty and students on integrating new technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality into the curriculum, the more I think about ways we can measure learning for non-Information Literacy related competencies. How do we know that students know how to use a 3D printer successfully? How can we measure […]

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Transmission #8 – Return to Regularly Scheduled Programming

Thank you to everyone who participated in my feedback survey! I have parsed the results (a little less than 100 responses) and I’m currently thinking through format changes. I’ll give a full update on the changes to come and more after we conclude our initial ten interviews in October. Stay tuned, faithful viewers. In today’s […]

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Librarians in the Wild: Selling Librarian Skills Outside of Libraries

  When I decided to pursue the MLIS seven years ago, it wasn’t so that I could tap into a vast supply of readily available Librarian positions. I did it because I was drawn to the profession and intrigued about how technology was changing it. My first job search as a degree-toting Librarian was a lucky one: I […]

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Are You For Real? Exploring Virtual Reality Within The Academic Setting

Virtual reality is all the rage these days, with options ranging from complete virtual worlds real or imagined, to new programs that allow users to conduct surgery on digital patients. According to Educause, VR “uses visual, auditory, and sometimes other sensory inputs to create an immersive, computer-generated environment. VR headsets fully cover users’ eyes and […]

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Providing Access through GIS Data at Avery Library

Technological advances can have a variety of effects on access to information. New technologies can change the breadth, depth, and sheer amount of information we can readily consume. They can also fundamentally change the way in which we organize and access that information. One example is the way in which the use geolocation coordinates (also knows as […]

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Stop Helping! How to Resist All of Your Librarian Urges and Strategically Moderate a Pain Point in Computer-Based Usability Testing

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jaci Paige Wilkinson. Librarians are consummate teachers, helpers, and cheerleaders.  We might glow at the reference desk when a patron walks away with that perfect article or a new search strategy.  Or we fist pump when a student e-mails us at 7pm on a Friday to ask for […]

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To LISTSERV or to Not LISTSERV

Beginning in August 2016, the Special Libraries Association (SLA) discontinued its traditional discussion-based listserv in favor of a new service: SLA Connect. If you click through to the post on Information Today, Inc. you can see the host of services and tools and enhancements moving to SLA Connect provides for SLA members. However, change is […]

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