This year the unit will be piloting a RIS workshop series. Topics will focus on instruction and reference related themes, but sessions are open to any KSU librarian or staff member. Please contact Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Reviews: Literature vs. Systematic with Olga March 26 at 9am | Join Teams Meeting
Accessibility with Amy and Mary Margaret April 23 at 9am | Join Teams Meeting
Early in February, Karen gave me this good news: “During my VIP shift, I worked with a student who called the VIP service ‘cool!’ I was thrilled and very proud of all the work you have all done putting this service together. I know it's clunky at times and we miss working with the students in person. But it was so nice to hear the genuine appreciation from the student.”
Our reference statistics agree. During the first 5 weeks of Spring Semester 2021, we saw a slightly higher percentage of reference questions come to the VIP stations (than in comparison to the first 5 weeks of Fall 2020). A big thank you to Access Services for their help! What we hope and what we've observed is that patrons have adjusted to this set-up and are comfortable using it. Even after we return to face-to-face services, we have created an out-of-the-box model that presents future opportunities for reference services.
Judy, Carey, and Karen's article "Pandemic as Opportunity: Creating and Implementing a Live Virtual Reference Desk" was accepted for the "On Innovation" column of the Journal of New Librarianship.
Mary Margaret's presentation "Reloading Gen Z" was accepted for the Georgia International Conference for Information Literacy.
Amy and Ashley's poster presentation "The Impact of the Interim Leadership Experience" was accepted by ACRL.
Jennifer Carter's poster presentation "The Tattoo Taboo: Professionalism and body modifications in libraries" was accepted by ACRL. She will be co-presenting with Manda, Sam, and Matthew.
Crystal's article "You Ought to Write a Book" was published in Georgia Library Quarterly. It has already been downloaded 41 times.
Leslie and Christina's poster "Sustainable Rapid Design for Online Tutorials" was accepted to the ACRL DOLS poster program.
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