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Ten Essential Qualities for Success: A New Cataloging Librarian’s Guide from a Supervisor’s Perspective by Myung Gi Sung on June 26, 2013 A cataloging librarian’s job description is different from institution to institution, depending on specific needs. These descriptions range from managing a department to supervising copy catalogers or student workers to even working in reference. In this article, a cataloging librarian is defined as a librarian who has an MLIS or MLS degree and catalogs without managerial or supervising duties.

Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline Approved by the ACRL Board, June 2003, revised January 2012. Note: Links within the text will take you to an annotation of the highlighted terms. Overview The “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline” attempts to articulate elements of exemplary information literacy programs for undergraduate students at four- and two-year institutions. The characteristics identify and describe features notable in information literacy programs of excellence. Catalog: Technology Asking the right questions, tracking clues, and following paths of inquiry are part of the process to support your eReading patrons. With all the combination of eReader devices, file formats, and eContent providers, how can we possibly be prepared for each encounter?Learning Objectives eReader Devices: Recognize the differences between tablets, smartphones, and eReaders.Compare their pros and cons.Identify by sight some of the most popular devices.

Carol Kuhlthau In the first stage, initiation, a person becomes aware of a gap in knowledge or a lack of understanding, where feelings of uncertainty and apprehension are common. At this point,the task is merely to recognize a need for information. Thoughts center on contemplating the problem, comprehending the task, and relating the problem to prior experience and personal knowledge. Actions frequently involve discussing possible avenues of approach or topics to pursue. In the second stage, selection, the task is to identify and select the general topic to be investigated and the approach to be pursued. Feelings of uncertainty often give way to optimism after the selection as been made and there is a readiness to begin the search.

Optimize your LinkedIn profile: 10 steps you should take LinkedIn is one of the most professional social media networks. It has more than 313 million members in more than 200 countries and territories. Professionals sign up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two members per second. As part of my job, I have had the opportunity to teach a 30 minute LinkedIn 101 class to hundreds of Forsythe employees. Here are my top 10 takeaways that I have boiled down on what every career professional should take to optimize their LinkedIn profile. Teacher Librarian See You in San Francisco Teacher Librarian Magazine will be at booth #204 in the Exhibit Hall at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco! Mark your planners now to stop by and say hello and see what’s new! Speak to Impress: Public Speaking Skills for Librarians and Archivists Public speaking is a vital skill in any profession. As librarians and archivists, we participate in meetings, provide instruction to the public, pitch to clients, and address colleagues regularly. Effective communication is key to conveying our messages, whether they inform, persuade, or direct. Content matters, and so does delivery. In order to maximize our credibility and showcase our expertise in the workplace, attention must also be paid to preparation, non-verbal cues, and more. Join us for this interactive 2-hour session that will provide practical tips for speaking before an audience.

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. P/T - Adjunct Ref Librarian, Queens College-CUNY (NY) Rosenthal Library, Queens College (City University of New York), Flushing, NY 11367 invites applications for a service-oriented, flexible, and collaborative part-time (adjunct) REFERENCE LIBRARIAN to assume duties immediately for the Spring 2015 semester, with the possibility of continuing in subsequent semesters. Current weekly schedule includes one full Wednesday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm and Fridays 11:00 A.M. to 3:00P.M., but days and/or hours are subject to change, including some evening and/or weekend hours. The successful candidate will: · Provide pro-active and in-depth reference service in all formats, i.e in-person, through e-reference, QuestionPoint, and by telephone.

Using a Modeling Language for Supporting University Students' Orienting Activity when Studying Research Methods The teaching of research methods in higher education has been criticized for the insufficient connection to students’ own research problems (Benson & Blackman 2003; Edwards & Thatcher 2004), and often research methods are not integrated in the overall research process. In addition, the complexity of research methods highlights difficulties in their understanding. University teachers in the field of social and behavioural sciences are nowadays challenged to train “research experts” who are able to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative methods and approaches in their research projects (Tashakkori & Teddlie 2003).

Palmer School of Library and Information Science Listservs: Palmer School listservs: New Librarian’s List (NEWLIB-L) “NEWLIB-L is a discussion list for librarians new to the profession who wish to share experiences and discuss ideas, issues, trends, and problems faced by librarians in the early stages of their careers. However, this list is also of interest to those who are considering becoming librarians, and to those established in the profession who might wish to mentor newcomers. The list is currently open to all librarians–academic, public, special, etc. NEWLIB-L currently has over 1300 subscribers from all over the world, from every aspect of librarianship, and at every stage in a librarian’s career.”