My husband recently returned to school and occasionally studies at the Library. As he returned from studying one night, I was in the midst of musing about a project I was working on, combining our online Graduate Room Reservation System with our Undergraduate system. Sensing an opportunity to get some information on how he [...]
If someone asked you to list skills necessary in a good UX designer, it might include some of the following:
Sketching Ability Prototyping Wireframing Coding Good grasp of UX models and methods, including usability testing, card sorting, heuristics, etc Rapid prototyping Agile (as a process, not personality) Project Management
But might not include a lot [...]
LibGuides are polarizing. They are either dearly loved or deeply hated.
Those who love LibGuides cite these reasons:
they are flexible low-threshold, and user-friendly
Though the above reasons are indeed true, I think the main reason LibGuides are loved by librarians, is because they provide them with their own platform, which they can edit, update, [...]
Some upcoming conferences (September 2013-November 2013) and their highlights, in a variety of areas of librarianship
Access Services Conference When & Where? November 6-8, Atlanta, GA Why? Model on how to combine circulation and reference services, in ”Creating a Successful Single Service Point for Circulation and Reference in an Academic Library” [...]
On my phone is a picture of a self-mastery quote from a book I’m failing to remember ( but will find and cite in comments, as per my self-mastery rule), entitled “Remember the Self-Mastery Index.” It reads
I think of the “self-mastery index” as the ratio between promises made and promises kept-both to [...]
Lac Le Jeune is a small community (approximately 7,000 people) in the Thompson Plateau of British Columbia. Lac Le Jeune lake is a famous fishing lake, and Stake Lake has great skiing in the winter, so it’s a four season find.
My family has had a cabin here for many years, as my dad [...]
Notices adorn every surface. Signs with information on the location of everything from bus schedules to bathrooms to best sellers greet patrons on Level two, the main floor, so a cluster of more notices do not immediately attract the attention.
Vancouver’s vast Central library has been trying something new since June – mobility,- but many library patrons are unaware [...]
Guest post by Nicole E. Brown
Most projects would benefit from a review of the relevant literature. Gathering articles is the easy part (if you don’t know how to do that, please ask your reference librarian!). This post is about what to do after you’ve discovered the literature and you’re sitting around a table with a group [...]
I was just at a BBQ for an Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) Prof prof retiring from NYU. The program is changing focus, and while the ECT track will remain, the main focus (and funding) is on their Games for Learning degree.
We had a conversation about this change in focus, and the prof [...]