So 2017 has arrived and is in full swing. While things have been feeling a little upside down to me in the world lately, I’ve really vowed to throw all my restless energy and frustration into being the best Librarian possible, because after all Information Professionals are the first responders in this Orwellian era in which we are currently existing. So it was an awesome feeling to finally see my recipe on Information Literacy Instruction “Google Bytes: Chowing Down on the One Shot Information Literacy Presentation for First Year Students” in the final product of ALA’s Library Instruction Cookbook. I knew I had been selected to be included in the Cookbook, but had been patiently waiting for almost a year to see the final product. Here is my excitement captured at the moment I opened the package containing my copy!
The Cookbook is great for Academic Libraries’ Professional Development Collections for their staff members. Past cook books have been centered around Academic Library Instruction in general, but this year they decided to focus on First Year Experience Instruction. My recipe focuses on the “Google Bytes” workshop series I created alongside my fellow Educational Services Team during my time at FIDM. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can do so online through the ALA Store!
It feels really good to see my name in print, which reminds me that I should announce that I am now also a contributor to Online Searcher Magazine! I am sharing a column with my boss, which marks my first venture into journalism, a writing style I have very little experience with, but am having fun researching for my articles! Its also my first paid writing gig, a thing I’ve dreamed about since I was young, although I thought it would be for fiction, but hey life is surprising sometimes. So, 2017 is off to a roaring unsure start but I do know I will be out there in the Library doing my thang 😉
Until next time,