As special librarians who provide training, it is our job to use reputable sources and research-based practices rather than perpetuating neuromyths.
Think Clearly Blog
Think Clearly Blog
Librarians, archivists and museum professionals can learn and improve our organizations by seeing good practices LAM colleagues are developing.
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
Librarians can incorporate retrieval practice into instruction; it is a strategy for deliberately recalling information and boosts learning.
Solo special librarians need a powerful ILS to deliver large library impact; GeniePlus optimizes project history mgmt at Fresco Decorative Arts in NYC.