Overly attached librarians - "Don't leave! I have so much more to tell you!"
by Kim Williams, Librarian at University of Technology Sydney on Feb 18, 2013
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Originally presented at ALIA's New Librarians Symposium 6 in February 2013. ...
Originally presented at ALIA's New Librarians Symposium 6 in February 2013.
Presenters: Ashley England (@pinkfairaedust) & Kim Williams (@thelibrarykim) from UTS Library, Australia.
Hi! So nice to meet you. So, you’d like help finding a journal article? Oh, that’s nice. Let me show you. Hey, do you know about Boolean? It’s so great, you should definitely come to our introductory library classes.”
[eighteen long minutes, three Venn diagrams and an EndNote Library later, you pause for breath]
Has this ever been you? Have you ever forcibly restrained or illegally detained a student while you told them about their many library choices? Watched a student’s eyes fill with fear? You may be an Overly Attached Librarian. This showcase presentation will look at student engagement, adult learning principles, and we’ll do it all in five minutes. Because we’re that good.*
* audience satisfaction with presentation may vary.
[NLS website - http://newlibrarianssymposium.com]
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