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I have been a librarian, and more specifically a cataloger, for many years. Recently my new supervisor shifted me into the role of Reference and Instruction Librarian. I went from teaching 5 classes in a semester to teaching 5 classes in a day. In this situation I did what any librarian would do. I searched the internet and came across this great website. This open-access resource has been invaluable. The contributors to this site have provided me with countless ideas for growing our instruction program. I highly recommend CORA - the Community of Online Research Assignments to any Reference and Instruction newbie.

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I recently embedded myself into a course for the first time. This course was a writing-intensive course offered outside of the English department. It seemed like a prime candidate for this service. This was an extremely rewarding experience for me. Based on the feedback that I received from the instructor and the students, everyone generally benefited from this experience. I am hoping to make this a service that I provide to at least one course per semester.

I recently came across this video. The featured faculty member does a great job of promoting the embedded librarian service on his campus. I'm thinking that maybe I could get the faculty member I worked with to do something like this for us.

I just recently jumped into providing live database instruction to our online students through our LMS Conferences feature. The first time I did it I hated it. I couldn't get over the fact that I was essentially speaking to myself. I missed the heads nodding and the interaction with my audience. Can anyone provide me with suggestions to make the experience better for both me and the students? How can I engage the audience from a distance? Thanks in advance.

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We have a personal librarian program at my institution. Yesterday I saw this article in College & Research Libraries News. I can't wait to bring this up at our next staff meeting. I am really hoping that this will give us some insight on expanding this program to include online students.

Currently I'm attending a Curriculum committee meeting for our institution. The Librarian has been mandated as a required member of all curriculum committees. However, there is no overall mandate for library content within supportive online syllabi. They recognize the importance of the role, but not the content. The challenge is gaining buy-in for information literacy as a required part of all Rubrics.

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California State University, Monterey Bay is seeking qualified applicants for a Research and Instruction Librarian, Sciences. This tenure-track position offers creative opportunities for a forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated librarian who will provide user-centered research and instruction services for CSUMB students and faculty. This librarian will serve as a liaison to natural sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Environmental Science, and other disciplines.

For additional information and to apply, please visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2191

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This week's mini-PBL from the PBL Project is about Labor Day. Students learn about the workers' rights movement and focus on how to put the meaning back into Labor Day. As always, all resources are linked, so you only have to print and go!

http://pblhelpforyou.weebly.com/pbl-mini-lessons.html

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My weekly PBL mini-lessons (courtesy the PBL Project) are back now that summer is over! They can be completed in under an hour and come with all resources linked so all you have to do is print and teach! Here's the link:
http://pblhelpforyou.weebly.com/pbl-mini-lessons.html

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Alphabetizing is often seen as an unnecessary skill. Free effective posters are available to teach children alphabetizing.
Learning How To Alphabetize
Learning How To Alphabetize
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