Information Literacy Online: If you build it… will they come?libraries, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 5/4/2006 with 10 comments

Before I started my job, there were no instructional materials provided to online students on how to use the library resources (there also was no distance learning librarian to create instructional materials). Not surprisingly, there were lots of students e-mailing the library every week with access problems and research questions. Students in certain programs — …

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Social software in academic libraries: what’s most important?libraries, tech trends, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 4/22/2006 with 19 comments

In mid-May, I’m giving an hour-long talk at the Vermont Library Association’s Annual Conference about using social software in academic libraries. The majority of the population I’ll be talking to has not used any of these tools, so I’m trying to figure out what would be most valuable to talk about. I’m torn between providing …

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Self-Promotion Wikilibrarianship, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 4/19/2006 with 2 comments

After writing my last post, I started thinking that it really would be helpful to have a resource with information on self-promotion for new librarians. So I started one here on the Library Success Wiki. Stop by and add your knowledge to what could be a tremendous resource for new librarians. What do you wish …

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Shameless self-promoterblogging, librarianship, MPOW

by Meredith Farkas on 4/19/2006 with 40 comments

I have been reading the discussions regarding “movers and shakers” and the “self-promoting elite” with great interest. See these posts (and many comments on the first two) at The Shifted Librarian, Walt at Random, Caveat Lector and The Liminal Librarian. I find it very interesting how a post about how libraries can keep the people …

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HigherEd BlogCon Library Track: Day 1blogging, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 4/10/2006 with Comments Off on HigherEd BlogCon Library Track: Day 1

I just wanted to let you all know that today is the first day of the Library and Information Resources track of HigherEd BlogCon. We’ve got a great schedule of presentations this week that cover a wide range of topics dealing with technology in libraries. If you’d like to take part in the conference, all …

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New blog from a familiar face!blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 4/6/2006 with 1 comment

There’s another new blog on the block this week! The Liminal Librarian is written by the inimitable and indomitable Rachel Singer Gordon, one of the best writers in the profession today. For those with limited vocabularies (like me! I didn’t have a clue.) liminality is the state of being “in between,” which pretty accurately describes …

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HigherEd BlogCon Starts Today!General

by Meredith Farkas on 4/3/2006 with Comments Off on HigherEd BlogCon Starts Today!

Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed for this free online conference about the use of social software and other Web tools in higher education. If you only want to see the library stuff, there’s an RSS feed for each separate track and here’s the feed for the Library and Information Resources Track. Remember …

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CV

by Meredith Farkas on 4/1/2006 with 0 comment

  Meredith Gorran Farkas, MSW, MLIS     EDUCATION AND SIGNIFICANT TRAINING EXPERIENCES ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion November 2011, Nashville, TN. Attended assessment track focused on learning outcomes, assessment types, and building a culture of assessment. ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion July 2010, Burlington, VT. Attended program track focused on information literacy …

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Why Google (or Ask or Yahoo!) is good for reference workreference, search

by Meredith Farkas on 3/29/2006 with 15 comments

Google/Ask/Yahoo! is rarely the first place I will look for information when helping a student. If it’s a really current topic, I’ll try Academic Search Premiere and LexisNexis. If it’s something more scholarly and related to a specific subject, I will use subject databases, though I will usually try Academic Search Premiere as well since …

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