Staying up-to-date on technology trends is important for information professionals. Technology trends impact how information is shared and consumed.
Think Clearly Blog
Think Clearly Blog
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.
Reflective practice helps reset/focus on priorities; it can also identify what no longer needs to be done. Year-end reflection prepares us for what’s next.
Special librarians delivering training should know what doesn’t work, as well as what does. The myth of learning styles is an example.
Slack offers a common communication platform with colleagues for quick questions, common challenges, and projects; practical tips for using it.
Interview with librarian and consultant Miriam Kahn with her perspective on trends in special librarianship and the future of the profession.
To retain lessons learned for an extended period of time, we also need to study them over an extended period of time; this is the spacing effect
Special librarians who conduct training can use Google Jamboard; it adds an interactive element to learning sessions that helps keep people engaged.
Asking questions of people can be uncomfortable, but there is value in learning interviews about others’ experiences; tips for successful interviews
Interview with Lucrea Dayrit, special librarian and professional development advocate, on trends in special librarianship, association membership and skill-building
The USA Toy Library Association’s mission is to support toy libraries, helping ensure they can provide quality play experiences and materials
Interview with two art museum librarians and archivists who edited the new book The New Art Museum Library; trends, professional development