February

Important People in Libraryland

February 4, 2016

These are people I need to know more about!

(image credit Shelley Buchanan SJSU)

people

I set out a goal to take time to find out more about these people and why they are important in Libraryland.

I started with Buffy Hamilton. Whoa! Ms. Hamilton has an impressive resume and Libguides and many accolades to  demonstrate why she is an important person in Libraryland.

https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/about/

http://creekview.libguides.com/profile.php?uid=9724

https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/when-less-is-more-discovering-student-points-of-need-https://wordpress.com/post/plnschillerg.wordpress.com/33with-small-group-conversation/

The last and above link really impressed me about how on “on the fly” she was able to assist a teacher which turned into a bit of a crisis when the teacher fell ill and still was able to make the project a success. Hamilton asked the students”What gives you the most difficulty when doing a research assignment?”

(Bold indicates most common)

The student’s responses:

  • Getting started or knowing how/where to start
  • Staying on task/dealing with distractions
  • Procrastination
  • Finding valid and credible sources and knowing that they are such
  • Finding relevant resources (to the research topic)
  • Search terms
  • Managing citations (EasyBib to the rescue!)
  • Knowing which sources to use (MackinVIA groups FTW along with LibGuides)
  • Knowing how to use the databases
  • Keeping up with notes/organizing notes
  • Pacing self through the project

Which in turn became a research libguide for her students. No questions why Hamilton is a who’s who in Libraryland.

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