Semantic Metadata and Library Identity – A lightning talk about librarian identity that focuses on metadata as a core identity of our profession.
Developing a Sustainable Model for Assessing Library Instruction – The University of Washington Libraries Teaching Team did a “360 assessment” of library instruction sessions in UW’s Expository Writing Program (100 level courses) last year. Using online post-library session surveys, we gathered responses from students, instructors and librarians about the relevance and effectiveness of library instruction. Using this data we analyzed how library instruction impacts student learning and ways to maximize the impact of our short one-shot sessions. We developed best practices and recommendations for entry level library instruction as well as developed a sustainable model for assessing library instruction at the University of Washington.
Web Accessibility – Powerpoint slides from a 5 minute Tech Talk on Web Accessibility – ACRL OR/WA 2014 Joint Conference. Practical things you can do as a content provider to improve accessibility to your web content.
Using Instagram @ Your Library – A “tech talk” on using Instagram as a tool for your academic library to reach out to students. From ACRL OR/WA Joint Conference 2014.
Listos para el kinder – Listos para el kínder offers a variety of learning activities and practices that enhance the development of literacy among young Spanish-speaking children ages 3 to 5, and empowers parents by raising their awareness about ways to help their children get ready for kindergarten.
- Listos Para el Kinder – handouts
- Agenda Sesion 2- Mi biblioteca_0
- Agenda Sesion 9 – Numeros_0
- Agenda Sesion 10 – Las letras_0
- Agenda Sesion 11 – Los primeros maestros_0
Making vs Crafting – Libraries have been stimulating creativity through crafting for years. Does this make libraries one of the original makerspaces or hopelessly behind the times? Explore the line between crafting and making, with a little discussion and a lot of hands-on opportunities to bring out the creative and maker energy of communities.
Transitioning from Plinkit to WordPress: Building a Library Website – To host their websites, many small public libraries across the state of Oregon currently use Public Library Interface Kit (Plinkit), a multi-state collaborative project that provided an open source template-based website creation tool kit for libraries. The Oregon State Library is phasing out Plinkit as a website host this year. Consequently, libraries throughout the state will need to find new platforms for their websites.This wiki offers a guideline on how to build a library website using WordPress based on the experience of Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, Oregon.
Lessons From 10 Years of Virtual Reference – Thea Evenstad and Caleb Tucker-Raymond (Multnomah County Library) present “Lessons from 10 Years of Virtual Reference” at the 2013 Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, May 3 2013 in Silverton, Oregon. Oregon has had a collaborative statewide virtual reference service for over 10 years, receiving over 230,000 questions in that time. This session will review data from the service (Answerland, aka L-net) and compare it to national trends and published research.