Description: Librarians are often asked to reach a broad range of patrons with different needs and backgrounds. Each user has a unique research question or assignment or topic, and librarians must provide tailored, customized help to all. Yet certain library and information literacy skills are universal, and asynchronous tutorials, research guides, and other learning objects help bridge the gaps in patron knowledge.
Presenter: Jean Cook
Jean Cook will discuss how she and other librarians at the University of West Georgia are sharing skill sets and materials to more efficiently deliver a variety of information literacy tools to their campus through LibGuides. With purposeful foresight in the design of objects such as FAQs, research guides, and video tutorials, librarians can meet differing patrons at their point of need while reducing the amount of repetition and parallel effort in their work.Jean Cook”Jean Cook has worked at the University of West Georgia as a subject librarian since 2007, where she provides outreach and instruction to the sciences, School of Nursing, and College of Education. She has degrees in Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Library and Information Studies.