Special libraries, archives, and museums can boost engagement through crowdsourcing transcription, which is also the perfect volunteer opportunity.
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Skills for special librarians include using learning theories such as connectivism; users need to see connections between information sources
Medical librarians share professional development goals and needs with other special librarians; the MLA provides learning opportunities.
Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction can be used for class planning to help get your special library students in the correct mental state for learning.
Skills for special librarians working in a digital environment include learning how to expand their library’s or organization’s online presence.
Special librarians who deliver training can use Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction to ensure students are in the correct state of mind for learning.
Special librarians should consider tabletop games to support experiential learning, allow for engagement with concepts in a safe environment.
Working from home at least part of the time may be the next normal, post-pandemic for librarians. Tips for being productive and remote work success.
Special librarians can leverage their collections in new ways to engage with users virtually, leveraging culture institution initiatives as models
Skills for special librarians include strategic research on library services, products, and policies in order to understand and serve stakeholders
Skills for special librarians who conduct training include leveraging the Kaufman Five Levels of Evaluation to assess instruction efficacy.
Skills for special librarians include leveraging technology like 360° videos, as training and orientations are increasingly virtual
Skills for special librarians including reflecting on prior experiences, keeping what works, and improving upon what doesn’t. Questions to ask.