I’m eating local…Louisville Hot Brown and a flight of bourbons.
They treat you right at #kla14! I’ve been named an honorary colonel of the Commonwealth and gifted this beautiful book of historic Kentucky landscapes.
I’m at a neat #KLA14 session on combining storytelling and technology to improve #infolit instruction. The University of Kentucky’s Beth Fuchs uses these two interesting fremium platforms:
- Storybird, to create picture-book like lessons on research for first-year students.
- PowToon to create amusing, engaging animated videos.
I’ve arrived in Louisville for #kla14! And my room has a huge view of the Ohio River.
Otis H. Robinson in an 1876 essay (p. 520) arguing that librarians should be ranked among the principal educators of a college or university.
Some battles never go away.
How did you do your research for your presentation on library instruction history? I’m curious!
It was a two-step dance: the entire idea for the presentation was born out of reading this really fascinating 1982 article on the history of library instruction by Frances L. Hopkins.
When I looked at her references, I discovered an amazing 1980 annotated bibliography on articles about library instruction published from 1876-1932 by John Mark Tucker. His alma mater digitized it in 2007 and made it available online.
With his bibliography in hand, I hit Google Books, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive looking for digitized public domain issues of Library Journals and various education circulars published in the 19th century. I’ve been able to find almost everything I’ve looked for.
I think I should mention something about how scholarship is a conversation, and that I experienced research as inquiry, and how searching was an exploration? Maybe there’s something to those threshold concepts.
Which is the more important legacy amongst librarians of the past:
1) Being one of the first and most influential advocates for librarian-led instruction; or
2) Being the guy who invented that hole in the catalog cards?
Both legacies belong to the same fellow — the University of Rochester’s Otis H. Robinson.
I’ll be talking about Robinson at #KLA14 this Thursday!
huuuuuuge congrats to dolly moehrle (@loather), for her upcoming appearance on jeopardy!!! tune in on thursday, september 25th and watch her drop some knowledge, librarian-style!
also, she recently went from “kick-ass law librarian” to “kick-ass library director”, for which we should probably send her a new, grander tiara. we’ll see how she does on jeopardy first. ;)
Librarians on Jeopardy is my favorite thing. Especially when it’s librarians I know!
"Excuse me, Mr. Draper. Can you please stop leering at our shelvers?"
A very Mid-Century Mod San Rafael Public Library.
Picture does not have a date, but through the sacred librarian arts of Google-Fu I was able to match the cover of the Fortune magazine on the table to March, 1962.
- Vanessa, who kinda wishes the library still looked like this
That is a gorgeous library (of the past).