We’re experimenting with a new initiative this fall that we’re calling Resource of the Week. All of the reference librarians and graduate assistants will be responsible for Resource of the Week when they’re working at the second floor desk; one librarian will be responsible for “administering” Resource of the Week each week.
The librarian responsible for the week’s resource will post talking points for that week on this blog. S/he will also prepare a flyer that we will have available.
When you are approached about the resource, if you are not busy with reference work, please spend a few minutes sharing the talking points and providing the flyer. If you have reference questions waiting, thank the person for asking, provide the flyer, and ask that they return with questions.
Here are the schedule, topics, and responsible librarians:
week of 9/14 – Subject Guides (Tara)
week of 9/21 – Google Scholar & Books (Niamh)
week of 9/28 – RefWorks (Jamie)
week of 10/12 – Career Information (Jane)
week of 10/19 – Chemistry (Stephen)
week of 10/26 – E-books (Jane)
This is a redesign of last spring’s 10 Minute Scholar. Our gratitude to Megan who, with Niamh, sketched out this idea for another experiment. Thank you all in advance for your help with it.