What I learned . . .
Have you ever wondered what happens at the conferences your colleagues rush off to? There are valuable lessons to be learned at these workshops and conferences.
At ALA this year, Bonnie MacEwan, Dean of Libraries, learned that there is no “magical summer” that turns an undergraduate into a graduate student. The transition is a process and the library can assist by providing targeted instruction, designing appropriate space for them to work and collaborate or just store their materials, and assisting them in conducting literature searches. Because many of them serve as teaching assistants, space away from undergraduates and targeted instruction is especially appreciated.
What did you learn at the last meeting you attended? Maybe it’s a lesson your colleagues and the Libraries can benefit from.