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Adventures in Library Instruction podcast

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A monthly podcast by and for library information literacy instructors. The show includes features, interviews and discussion about teaching in libraries.

Latest Episodes

Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) This month we're joined by Robin Chin Roemer, Communication Librarian (andRachel's colleague) from American University. The discussion covers topics from orientation to Manga to flipped classrooms to bibliometrics to outreach, showcasing the variety of endeavors, we, as instruction librarians take on in the beginning of the school year (or in Anna's case, the end of the summer). ~02:30 --> Jason's updates, including attending an ethics workshop for Communication graduate students, as well as delivering the budget cut news to his faculty ~10:30 --> Anna's instruction updates, including a recent website creation workshop and an upcoming LinkedIn workshop ~19:00 --> Rachel's instruction endeavors, including her orientation (a la treasure hunt and monkey costumes) and a flipped classroom strategy in an ENVS 250 course ~37:00 --> Robin's upcoming instruction and orientation sessions, including bibliometrics workshops for new faculty to measure sch...

61 min2012 AUG 24
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Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

Episode 38: The community college perspective

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~58 minutes) This month we're joined by Julie Cornett, librarian and instructor from Cerro Coso Community College in California. We talk about the particular challenges of managing an instruction program and teaching information literacy at a community college, and how Julie handles being the sole librarian at a 3000 FTE institution with multiple campuses. Also: Jason recommends the book Becoming confident teachers: a guide for Academic Librarians (Claire McGuinness)

57 min2012 JUL 26
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Episode 38: The community college perspective

Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

Listen to the podcast(~64 minutes) We've all been there....the student comes in at the very last moment, looking for "x" number of articles or any information to help them with their paper that is due.....tomorrow. M. Catherine Hirschbiel, who submitted a scenario similar to the aforementioned, joins us this month to discuss the challenges teaching students when they come in for help to find information, specifically in the 11th hour of their research. M. Catherine Hirschbiel is aReference & Instruction Librarian at Lesley University & The Art Institute of Boston (AIB), as well as an Assistant for Reference & Outreach at Emerson College. Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Skype discussion or participate in a one-on-one interview. OR you can record your own a segment of something fabulous you’re doing with library instruction techniques,...

63 min2012 JUL 1
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Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

Listen to the podcast (~62 minutes) Join us for a fascinating, lively discussion as we talk with Char Booth about her book, Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators. Discussion includes becoming a reflective teacher and master of instructional literacy, and how both the book's pedological frameworks and practical worksheets both help inform this process. And we also learn about Char's most embarrassing moment of teaching! Char Booth is the Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian at Claremont Colleges Library. She blogs at info-mational, http://infomational.wordpress.com/, and tweets at @charbooth. Char recently won the 2012 ACRL Rockman Publication of the Year Award, and begins as an ACRL Immersion Faculty Member this year. Show Notes: Recent American Libraries article by Char on reflective teachingECAR Study of Students & Information Technology, 2011Three-Question Reflection TemplateAmerican Libraries article by Char on USER ...

63 min2012 MAY 24
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Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

Episode 35: The Guide on the Side w/ Meredith Farkas

Listen to the podcast(mp3, ~56 minutes) Jason and Anna are joined by Meredith Farkas to discuss her recentAmerican Libraries' "Technology in Practice" column,The Guide on the Side. Discussion includes the evolution of interactive learning objects, as well as the development and placement of learning objects to achieve learning outcomes and to maximize usage. Meredith is head of instructional services at Portland State University in Oregon. She is also part-time faculty at San José State University School of Library and Information Science. She blogs at Information Wants to Be Free and created Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. Show Notes: Meredith's most recent "Technology in Practice" column,The Guide on the SideUA’s JSTOR Tutorial, using The Guide on the Side softwarecakephp → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CakePHP Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have ...

56 min2012 APR 25
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Episode 35: The Guide on the Side w/ Meredith Farkas

Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

Listen to the podcast(mp3, ~58 minutes) Rachel and Jason educate Anna about "discovery layers," while the two of them wrestle with the idea of how, when, where, and why discovery layers fit in an instruction session. Note:Please excuse the excessive noise around the 23 minute mark; Anna's 4-year-old felt the need to snuggle with her while recording. Show Notes: GSU’s “Discover” (EBSCO Discovery Service)American University's SearchBoxDiscovery Layer Interfaces via Library Technology GuidesGrotti, M. G. & Sobel, K. (2012). WorldCat Local and Information Literacy Instruction: An Exploration of Emerging Teaching Practice.Public Services Quarterly, 8(1), 12-25. doi:10.1080/15228959.2011.563140Update:Anna came to learn (post-recording) that HER [public] library actually has adiscovery layervia SirsiDynix's Enterprise. Who knew?Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have...

58 min2012 MAR 31
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Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

Listen to the podcast(mp3, ~57 minutes) Rachel, Jason and Anna have the great pleasure of talking Laura McElfresh, the Assistant Director (and Cataloger Extraordinaire) from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Library. The conversation includes information tidbits from the book, Magic Search, as well as benefits of collaboration between instruction librarians and catalogers. Note: At about 46 minutes into the show, we say good-bye and thanks to Laura, and we address listener comments from Episode 32: Critical Thinking Skills and Strategy. Show Notes: Kornegay, R. S., Buchanan, H. E., & Morgan, H. B. (2009).Magic search: Getting the best results from your catalog and beyond. Chicago: American Library Association.Cockroaches-- for those who want to know to which order and species cockroaches belong.Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Sk...

57 min2012 FEB 22
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Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

Episode 32: Critical skills and strategy

*(Not actually episode 2, as Jason says at the beginning and end of the episode for some reason) Audio note: Rachel's wifi dropped in and out a bit. We think that nothing important was said during the brief pauses! Also, the recording quality improves after the first five minutes or so, so if the audio sounds muddy at first, stick with it. Download the podcast (mp3, ~48 minutes) News: Rachel's upcoming new gig Show Notes: George BooleJason's Simmons College continuing ed classes (Zotero, Instruction Librarian Boot Camp)

48 min2012 JAN 6
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Episode 32: Critical skills and strategy

Episode 31: You Want to Watch Me Teach????

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) Catch up with Rachel, Jason, and Anna as they discuss their recent instruction endeavors, as well as the pros and cons of team-teaching and observing our instruction peers. The conversation includes balancing different teaching styles, finding time to observe others, and co-teaching "take aways." ***Spoiler Alert*** The pros greatly outweigh the cons. Show Notes: Jason's [with Sarah Steiner] Simmons College SLIS continuing education course, Instruction Librarian Boot CampWhy DRM Doesn't Work -- comic referenced during this month's episode.

61 min2011 NOV 21
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Episode 31: You Want to Watch Me Teach????

Episode 30: Putting FUN Back in Fundamentals

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) Rachel, Jason, and Anna talk with Theresa McDevitt [editor] and Ryan Sittler [contributor] about their recent publication, Let the games begin!: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. Theresa is a Government Information/Reference Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and Ryan is an Instructional Technology/Information Literacy Librarian at California University of Pennsylvania. We take the opportunity to discuss the making of the book, the idea behind games in the library classroom, and practical applications for using games in information literacy instructional design. Show Notes: McDevitt, T. R. (2011). Let the games begin!: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. Kate Ash’s Education Week article, “Balancing Fun and Learning in Educational Games.” [via the The Committed Sardine Blog at the 21st Cen...

118 min2011 SEP 30
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Episode 30: Putting FUN Back in Fundamentals

Latest Episodes

Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) This month we're joined by Robin Chin Roemer, Communication Librarian (andRachel's colleague) from American University. The discussion covers topics from orientation to Manga to flipped classrooms to bibliometrics to outreach, showcasing the variety of endeavors, we, as instruction librarians take on in the beginning of the school year (or in Anna's case, the end of the summer). ~02:30 --> Jason's updates, including attending an ethics workshop for Communication graduate students, as well as delivering the budget cut news to his faculty ~10:30 --> Anna's instruction updates, including a recent website creation workshop and an upcoming LinkedIn workshop ~19:00 --> Rachel's instruction endeavors, including her orientation (a la treasure hunt and monkey costumes) and a flipped classroom strategy in an ENVS 250 course ~37:00 --> Robin's upcoming instruction and orientation sessions, including bibliometrics workshops for new faculty to measure sch...

61 min2012 AUG 24
Comments
Episode 39: Back to School with Bibliometrics and Manga

Episode 38: The community college perspective

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~58 minutes) This month we're joined by Julie Cornett, librarian and instructor from Cerro Coso Community College in California. We talk about the particular challenges of managing an instruction program and teaching information literacy at a community college, and how Julie handles being the sole librarian at a 3000 FTE institution with multiple campuses. Also: Jason recommends the book Becoming confident teachers: a guide for Academic Librarians (Claire McGuinness)

57 min2012 JUL 26
Comments
Episode 38: The community college perspective

Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

Listen to the podcast(~64 minutes) We've all been there....the student comes in at the very last moment, looking for "x" number of articles or any information to help them with their paper that is due.....tomorrow. M. Catherine Hirschbiel, who submitted a scenario similar to the aforementioned, joins us this month to discuss the challenges teaching students when they come in for help to find information, specifically in the 11th hour of their research. M. Catherine Hirschbiel is aReference & Instruction Librarian at Lesley University & The Art Institute of Boston (AIB), as well as an Assistant for Reference & Outreach at Emerson College. Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Skype discussion or participate in a one-on-one interview. OR you can record your own a segment of something fabulous you’re doing with library instruction techniques,...

63 min2012 JUL 1
Comments
Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

Listen to the podcast (~62 minutes) Join us for a fascinating, lively discussion as we talk with Char Booth about her book, Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators. Discussion includes becoming a reflective teacher and master of instructional literacy, and how both the book's pedological frameworks and practical worksheets both help inform this process. And we also learn about Char's most embarrassing moment of teaching! Char Booth is the Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian at Claremont Colleges Library. She blogs at info-mational, http://infomational.wordpress.com/, and tweets at @charbooth. Char recently won the 2012 ACRL Rockman Publication of the Year Award, and begins as an ACRL Immersion Faculty Member this year. Show Notes: Recent American Libraries article by Char on reflective teachingECAR Study of Students & Information Technology, 2011Three-Question Reflection TemplateAmerican Libraries article by Char on USER ...

63 min2012 MAY 24
Comments
Episode 36: Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning with Char Booth

Episode 35: The Guide on the Side w/ Meredith Farkas

Listen to the podcast(mp3, ~56 minutes) Jason and Anna are joined by Meredith Farkas to discuss her recentAmerican Libraries' "Technology in Practice" column,The Guide on the Side. Discussion includes the evolution of interactive learning objects, as well as the development and placement of learning objects to achieve learning outcomes and to maximize usage. Meredith is head of instructional services at Portland State University in Oregon. She is also part-time faculty at San José State University School of Library and Information Science. She blogs at Information Wants to Be Free and created Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. Show Notes: Meredith's most recent "Technology in Practice" column,The Guide on the SideUA’s JSTOR Tutorial, using The Guide on the Side softwarecakephp → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CakePHP Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have ...

56 min2012 APR 25
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Episode 35: The Guide on the Side w/ Meredith Farkas

Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

Listen to the podcast(mp3, ~58 minutes) Rachel and Jason educate Anna about "discovery layers," while the two of them wrestle with the idea of how, when, where, and why discovery layers fit in an instruction session. Note:Please excuse the excessive noise around the 23 minute mark; Anna's 4-year-old felt the need to snuggle with her while recording. Show Notes: GSU’s “Discover” (EBSCO Discovery Service)American University's SearchBoxDiscovery Layer Interfaces via Library Technology GuidesGrotti, M. G. & Sobel, K. (2012). WorldCat Local and Information Literacy Instruction: An Exploration of Emerging Teaching Practice.Public Services Quarterly, 8(1), 12-25. doi:10.1080/15228959.2011.563140Update:Anna came to learn (post-recording) that HER [public] library actually has adiscovery layervia SirsiDynix's Enterprise. Who knew?Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have...

58 min2012 MAR 31
Comments
Episode 34: Discovery Layers in the Classroom

Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

Listen to the podcast(mp3, ~57 minutes) Rachel, Jason and Anna have the great pleasure of talking Laura McElfresh, the Assistant Director (and Cataloger Extraordinaire) from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Library. The conversation includes information tidbits from the book, Magic Search, as well as benefits of collaboration between instruction librarians and catalogers. Note: At about 46 minutes into the show, we say good-bye and thanks to Laura, and we address listener comments from Episode 32: Critical Thinking Skills and Strategy. Show Notes: Kornegay, R. S., Buchanan, H. E., & Morgan, H. B. (2009).Magic search: Getting the best results from your catalog and beyond. Chicago: American Library Association.Cockroaches-- for those who want to know to which order and species cockroaches belong.Join us for future episodes!If you’re interested, please post a comment below on theAdventures in Library Instructionblog orsend us an email! We’d love to have you be a part of our Sk...

57 min2012 FEB 22
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Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

Episode 32: Critical skills and strategy

*(Not actually episode 2, as Jason says at the beginning and end of the episode for some reason) Audio note: Rachel's wifi dropped in and out a bit. We think that nothing important was said during the brief pauses! Also, the recording quality improves after the first five minutes or so, so if the audio sounds muddy at first, stick with it. Download the podcast (mp3, ~48 minutes) News: Rachel's upcoming new gig Show Notes: George BooleJason's Simmons College continuing ed classes (Zotero, Instruction Librarian Boot Camp)

48 min2012 JAN 6
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Episode 32: Critical skills and strategy

Episode 31: You Want to Watch Me Teach????

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) Catch up with Rachel, Jason, and Anna as they discuss their recent instruction endeavors, as well as the pros and cons of team-teaching and observing our instruction peers. The conversation includes balancing different teaching styles, finding time to observe others, and co-teaching "take aways." ***Spoiler Alert*** The pros greatly outweigh the cons. Show Notes: Jason's [with Sarah Steiner] Simmons College SLIS continuing education course, Instruction Librarian Boot CampWhy DRM Doesn't Work -- comic referenced during this month's episode.

61 min2011 NOV 21
Comments
Episode 31: You Want to Watch Me Teach????

Episode 30: Putting FUN Back in Fundamentals

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~60 minutes) Rachel, Jason, and Anna talk with Theresa McDevitt [editor] and Ryan Sittler [contributor] about their recent publication, Let the games begin!: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. Theresa is a Government Information/Reference Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and Ryan is an Instructional Technology/Information Literacy Librarian at California University of Pennsylvania. We take the opportunity to discuss the making of the book, the idea behind games in the library classroom, and practical applications for using games in information literacy instructional design. Show Notes: McDevitt, T. R. (2011). Let the games begin!: Engaging students with field-tested interactive information literacy instruction. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. Kate Ash’s Education Week article, “Balancing Fun and Learning in Educational Games.” [via the The Committed Sardine Blog at the 21st Cen...

118 min2011 SEP 30
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Episode 30: Putting FUN Back in Fundamentals

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