Just a couple of thoughts: -In IL and other library presentations...get their(students) attention in the first 10 minutes. -Wow...are we really ahead of the curve when it comes to assessment; it was amazing how many people were asking questions in the Assessment breakout session about issues that we already address.
my takeaways: We really should implement Google Scholar. I am curious if we can implement RSS feeds or a listserv of library information for interested Associates. Libraries can do much to support accreditation. See the file attachment box in the buzz for the pamphlets scanned by Elizabeth
Poster Sessions I liked: Sca(n)venger Hunt: Using QR Codes to make it more fun! by Ramapo College of NJ Reaching Online Learners: Tools to Meet their NeedsSessions I liked: I went to the one on copyright ad all I learned is that even in the non-profit academia each case is being considered for itself - no general rules! The second session about ebooks - ebooks will take over academic libraries soon, so we should really work harder to promote them including in the catalog - (but not like we have them now!), some kind of marketing campaign (maybe we can do something about it, after we market our new circulation policies - I can work on it with VIA:)
Poster Sessions: After seeing the types of poster sessions that are being approved at VALE I really felt like we(Berkeley Librarians) have so many interesting things to be showing off in poster sessions. I definitely can’t stress enough how simple some of these posters were. It truly made me feel like we could/should be have a stronger presence at VALE next year.Sessions: We at Berkeley are not the only librarians who struggle to get faculty to understand library lingo and Effective classroom management. I learned about a great rule of thumb to live by: the 3 P’s1. Planning- plan out what you want to do ahead of time.Be as detailed to yourself as you can2. Pacing- Section out your session if you have to. Makesure to leave room for activities and assessment3. Performance-teaching is like a performance. Make sureyou know what you are going to say.
Classroom ManagementContinued…. Use verbal cues to keep students focused in IL session (example: “you might want to write this down…..its important” The first 10 minutes of your session sets the tone. If you bring low energy and the lecture style in the beginning, students will not be prepared/ enthusiastic about doing an activity at the end.