Unpacking from Loex 2018, pt. 2

Librarians to Battle Stations: Cognitive Dissonance and Information Literacy in the Fake News Era This is a topic I am still wrapping around and am puzzling how to apply this kind of work to what I am currently doing.  The presenters both have deep involvement with students that they have used to fuel their research… Continue reading Unpacking from Loex 2018, pt. 2

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Unpacking from Loex 2018 pt. 1

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending Loex in Houston, Texas. I might not have chosen Houston as an ideal location, I could not have chosen better content for the conference itself. I am starting to unpack and reflect on what I learned at this conference. Much of what I chose to attend was theoretical… Continue reading Unpacking from Loex 2018 pt. 1

Teaching Online, part 2

For the background read part 1. Before I go into the planning that led to teaching online and building a course, credit for the idea to take instruction for first year writing online goes to a poster I saw at ACRL 2017. How to Reach 3,000 Students with 3 Librarians (Or Less) presented by Ashley Hoffman… Continue reading Teaching Online, part 2

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone: Teaching Online, part 1

At this point in my career, I am comfortable teaching classes in person on general library resources, like what one would do for a first year writing or English class. This is one of my comfort zones in teaching, as in I know how to do it, it's usually a positive experience in which I… Continue reading Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone: Teaching Online, part 1