For our cohort’s first course together, I gave my first presentation about my PhD research yesterday. It’s nothing brilliant, and I feel rather like this guy, but still wanted to share. The slides and notes are publicly available, which may be a terrible idea from a grant-competitive perspective, but I don’t consider my doctorate to … Continue reading My First PhD Presentation
The chapter is here! The chapter is here! Last year, my students and colleagues (and students-who-are-now-colleagues) and I collaborated on a chapter for the 2017 ACRL publication Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, edited by Merinda Kaye Hensley and Stephanie Davis-Kahl. We are so excited to announce that the chapter … Continue reading Teaching students metaliteracy by creating an undergraduate research journal
I became a librarian in order to help connect people with information that will improve their lives. For one of my first doctoral courses, I submitted a statement of purpose to explain what I want to investigate in order to further this pursuit. Note: This statement of purpose is closely related to the one I … Continue reading Statement of Purpose
In April, I accepted an offer to pursue a doctorate in Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. The transition of moving to the Northeast from the Gulf Coast, combined with a summer spent working a variety of LIS jobs in fields ranging from digital archives to software technology, has kept me … Continue reading Dissertation formation: a LIS reading list
In August 2015, my colleague Tammera Race transitioned from her role as the science liaison librarian to Systems, Assessment, and Metadata Librarian, which allowed me to join the college and fill her original position. We worked together to make the change cohesive and understandable to the campus community. One of our efforts toward this goal included co-teaching … Continue reading From Potato Chips to Vegetables
For the past year, I’ve been creating videos for information literacy instruction. While recording and editing media takes time, it is well spent if there is low (or no) attendance for the workshop, the instruction needs to repeat, or if the material is presented in a flipped classroom. A piece I wrote for Against the Grain, volume … Continue reading Multimedia Creation in the Small Campus Library
Fall 2016 was a busy term for me. The first thing to share from it is this contribution, made with my colleague Scholarly Resources Librarian Amelia Kallaher, for Taylor and Francis’ Library Voices. In the recording, Amelia and I discuss an approach to teaching metaliteracy by guiding students through the creation of their own research journal.