My Key Responsibilities
- Collection Development: I pick out materials to buy for the Social Welfare, Gerontology and Dewey Reference sections of my library.
- Liaison: I serve as the primary communicator between the Dewey Library and the School of Social Welfare.
- Outreach: I am responsible for the care and feeding of the Dewey Library Blog, LCD TV slide show display, and library exhibits. I create and oversee the creation of brochures, table tents, pamphlets, and other promotional materials.
- Find Answers: At the reference desk and one on one I answer questions, solve problems, find teachable moments.
- Teaching/Training: I provide hands-on, team-based research seminars as well as in-class instruction
- Technology: I serve as coordinator of our discovery service (eDiscover) and explore and propose emerging technology solutions for library workflow, staff productivity, and improved library service.
- One-on-One: I can do funky old school command line searches on specialized databases, citation searching, and in-depth research consultations.
Library Instruction Sessions
- Social Welfare Research Seminar - This is a team based, interactive seminar required by the School of Social Welfare which introduces MSW students to basic tools and techniques for library research.
- Evidence-Based Practice - An elective seminar for MSW students that provides interactive independent and team based exercises demonstrating how to locate and evaluate peer-reviewed, evidence based literature for social work research.
Past Instruction Sessions
- Resources in Gerontology (2008-2013)
- Using the Web to Communicate and Collaborate (2007 – 2009)
- Using Library Resources from Home (2005 – 2009)
- Minerva: The University Libraries’ Online Catalog (2005- 2009)
- Introduction to Research Databases (2005 – 2009)
- Using the Internet for Research (2005 -2006)
- Google Like an Expert (2004)
- Navigating the Internet Using Search Engines and Subject Directories (2003)
- Using the PubMed Database to Locate Articles (2003)