High School librarians Amy Voorhees and Rachel Bielby recently joined us to share how they bridge the gap between library and classroom to prepare students for college-level research. Amy is the library director at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, and Rachel is the librarian at Sacred Heart-Griffen School in Springfield, Illinois.
Jennifer Hill works at John Hopkins University in a department called the Entrepreneurial Library Program. Her team created and maintains an online library for Excelsior College, where students and faculty are located all over the country, providing some unique challenges in terms of collaboration. She recently joined us and shared some of her strategies for increasing faculty engagement.
Rebecca Donlan, Assistant Director for Collection Management at Florida Gulf Coast University Library, presented during our Faculty Engagement webcast on how collaboration between faculty and librarians in the school’s FGSU Scholars program has mutually benefited all parties.
In the most recent installment of our #ReferenceStrategy webinar series, four librarians shared strategies they've used to build successful faculty engagement programs on their campuses. Rebecca Donlan outlined a program Florida Gulf Coast University created to enhance their culture of inquiry "from composition to capstone." Horry Georgetown Technical College's Nicole Romyak and Chris Williams explained concrete examples of initiatives they've taken to reach out to faculty on their campus and the results such efforts have yielded. Jennifer Hill from Excelsior College outlined how her institution's course development teams have benefitted faculty, librarians, and students.
In the latest webinar of our #ReferenceStrategy series, Mission Bell Media founder and CEO Rolf Janke gave an insider’s view of how decisions are made in the reference publishing world, and what’s needed for the industry to thrive. Rolf noted that too much time has been spent going back and forth with discussions of format, when what reference really needs right now is a commitment to producing quality, authoritative content.
Much has been written, discussed, debated, and argued about the future of reference in the hallowed halls of many a publisher and library. This session will focus on whether we should move away from the “formats” discussion and bring creating quality content back to the forefront. Our featured speaker will be Mission Bell Media CEO, Rolf Janke.
Our #ReferenceStrategy webinar series is off and running! Jodie Morin, library director at Buena Vista University shared with us The Four (or Five?) B’s: Preparing for the Research Process. Spoiler alert: there are five B’s, but whether the fifth B stands for Best, Bounty, Boffo, or something else entirely, is up to you!
The world of reference is changing. Does your library have a strategy toadapt and innovate? In August we looked at how reference has and hasn't changed in the last 140 years. Over the next several weeks we’ll look at what reference strategy means to different libraries and reference publishers, and what tactics they’re employing to adapt to reference in the 21st century.