Category Archives: reaching students

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The sociology of Sociology 101 (or "Psych 101" 101)

I just had a really great chat with a professor here, and it got me thinking. I’ve been pondering the idea of doing my PhD  at some point (I will be finishing my third masters this December, and I’m declaring a moratorium on … Continue reading

Posted in academic libraries, educational technology, higher education, learning behavior, PhD, psychology, reaching students, sociology | 7 Comments

Getting our foot in the door to Moodle(Rooms)

My awesome co-worker and frequent co-conspirator Barbara Arnett has whipped up a little library resource search box that can be added to courses in our course management software (we just switched to Moodle.) We’re currently working on convincing them to … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap from Wikipedia to scholarly sources: a simple library bookmarklet

So I know I have been alluding to a fancy-shmancy “project” for awhile now, and it’s finally at a point that I can show it off! Barbara Arnett and I (mostly Barbara, but I set the project in motion, so … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Arnett, bookmarklet, information access, information searching, information seeking, interfaces, javascript, library 2.0, library technology, reaching students, search engines | 4 Comments

On the Professional Advantages of Being a Slacker and a Librarian

One quick clarification on that title, note that I did not say “slacker librarian”, but slacker AND librarian. I liked the sound of the first one better, but I think when you stay late at work just to finish reading … Continue reading

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