Special librarians can leverage Maslow’s hierarchy when designing and delivering training and also when responding to reference and research requests.
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Virtual librarianship is on the increase; building relationships and leveraging the right technology are necessary for communication and organization
Special librarians who create and deliver presentations can leverage Creative Commons for images; tips for where and how to find images for reuse
Skills for special librarians include competency in information ethics, which is very similar to the competency of digital citizenship.
Skills for special librarians include training; starting with the end in mind helps in designing more effective training; learn why and how.
As we enter the next phase of our lives and the reshaping of work, life, and society, we must reframe questions we ask ourselves about the future.
Gamification builds engagement and motivation. It is not a good fit in every special library, but is excellent for those looking to boost initiative
Special librarians must accept the new normal of work in the midst of this pandemic. There are many opportunities to reshape the delivery of information
Skills for special librarians include mentoring and knowing how to reap the benefits of being mentored. Tips for how to build mentoring skills
Special librarians are uniquely equipped to research resources for lifelong learning and personal enrichment
Successful special library assessment includes developing useful assessment questions and deciding which methods are best to answer them
Successful library assessment depends on a ‘culture of assessment’ and involves the entire library staff with the goal to improve customer service.
Skills for special librarians include evaluating whether training session attendees have learned the subject matter. Bloom’s taxonomy is a useful tool