Skills for special librarians include creating learning opportunities in a library; application, integration, human dimension, learning how to learn.
Adults must remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create; also find value in learning, understand others, and become self-directed learners.
Recommended reading for special librarians, from a library expert, teacher and writer. Five titles relevant to librarians.
Librarians need to gather assessment data to see how well libraries are meeting needs, how the collection is being used, and knowledge/service gaps.
The Technology Integration Matrix helps instructors be purposeful in their integration of technology in instructional settings, such as in libraries.
Interview with authors of Managing Data for Patron Privacy, which examines how librarians can improve the privacy of patron data.
This book addresses the problem of overwork and helps us think through ways to re-center our lives so that work does not creep into every corner.
Skills for special librarians include knowing what factors contribute to a well-run meeting; this post includes 8 important tips.
TPACK stands for technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge; it is one of the best frameworks for thinking about learning environments holistically.
Librarians do well at prioritizing the health and wellness of communities they serve, but should also prioritize health and wellness of library staff.
Special librarians are often required to give presentations; here is a list of proven practices for preparing and then giving successful presentations.
Anonymous web platforms have value for libraries and information organizations per author Brady Lund in his new book; interview on the topic
Knowing why users are asking for information and then providing information to help them make sense of the data are crucial aspects of librarianship.
Today’s minimal budgets for libraries may not include travel funds; there is an exciting array of virtual events to help us learn and grow in new ways
Artificial intelligence is more ubiquitous than we realize. It has many applications in all kinds of libraries, including in search functionality.
Communities of practice theory has implications for all librarians as they seek to grow in their careers; members create meaning and form identities.
Online communities play an important role in our work as librarians. Identify topics, activities and populations that benefit from online engagement.
As institutions that fulfill an “essential community function”, libraries have an important role to play in disaster preparedness and education.
Librarians often need information on copyright; this post provides a list of copyright resources for special librarians
All kinds of librarians, from reference to digitization to school librarians, confront copyright in their work. Few are experts, many need this primer
Staying up-to-date on technology trends is important for information professionals. Technology trends impact how information is shared and consumed.
A desirable difficulty is challenging, but not so hard as to be discouraging; students recall content more readily than if learned in an easier way.
Using QR codes on print resources in physical locations remains a good option, but we can use QR codes in digital environments and online spaces also
Librarians who develop tutorials and create digital content can apply Mayer’s 12 principles of multimedia learning; an overview
Librarians should use reputable sources and use research-based practices; we should promote ways of thinking about the brain to help others learn.