Friday, December 17, 2010

Episode 21: Winging it

Steve Lawson joins us to discuss winging it: low- and no-prep instruction sessions.

Links we mentioned:
(Apologies if some of the audio is slightly rough: in keeping with the theme of the show, Rachel and Jason had to improvise some of their podcasting equipment this month.)

MP3 link

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Episode 20: The End of Tax Season (for Instruction Librarians)

Listen to Episode 20 (mp3, ~55 minutes)

Rachel, Jason, and Anna are ecstatic to have guest, Mary MacDonald, Associate Professor and Head of Instructional Services and Information Literacy Librarian at the University of Rhode Island. 

Show Notes:
Instruction materials Mary recommends: 

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Episode 19: This Time It's A Reunion

    Listen to Episode 19 (mp3, ~56 minutes)

    Rachel, Jason, and Anna invited past guests back to chat, and it was not only informative and educational, but great fun!  Joining us for this episode:
    • Chad Mairn, Librarian and Part-time Faculty Member at St. Petersburg College
    • Peter Larsen, Physical Sciences & Engineering Librarian & Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island
    Show Notes:

    Thursday, September 30, 2010

    Episode 18: This Really Is September's Episode

    Listen to Episode 18 (mp3, ~44 minutes)

    Rachel, Jason, and Anna talk about expanding their teaching repertoires:
    • transliteracy endeavors,
    • upperclass/advanced student teaching methods, and
    • guiding from the side
    Show Notes:

    Friday, August 27, 2010

    Episode 17: Collab-o-rama

    Listen to Episode 17 (mp3, ~54 minutes)

    Rachel, Jason, and Anna talk collaboration -- with faculty, with graduate students, with community organizations, with other librarians, etc.

    Show Notes:

    Friday, July 23, 2010

    Episode 16: Digital Reference Instructional Strategies

    Episode 16 (59 minutes, mp3)

    Jason and Rachel are joined by Stephen Francoeur, and discuss "Instructional Strategies for Digital Reference: Methods to Facilitate Student Learning".

    It's helpful but not necessary to read the article beforehand.

    Full citation:
    Oakleaf, M., & VanScoy, A. (2010). Instructional Strategies for Digital Reference: Methods to Facilitate Student Learning. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(4), 380-390.

    July episode coming soon, article discussion

    Hi, folks -- the July episode will be posted very soon. This month we tried something a little different: we're discussing and critiquing an excellent article on incorporating instructional practice into instant message reference services.

    We tried to keep the discussion accessible for listeners who haven't read the article, but it's available open-access via RUSQ.

    Instructional Strategies for Digital Reference: Methods to Facilitate Student Learning by Megan Oakleaf and Amy Van Scoy (or PDF version)

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Episode 15: Technology, Students and Instruction

    Listen here (60 minutes, mp3)

    In this episode, Jason and Rachel interview Chad Mairn, and we talk about a variety of technology issues and questions, including bringing technology to new populations, QR codes, the future of technology, research, and the library, and how to teach Wikipedia. Oh, and how to update an information literacy tutorial.

    Show Notes:

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    ALI episode 14: Zombie Invasion

    Anna is out on maternity leave this month, but Rachel and Jason are joined by guests Margeaux Johnson and Missy Clapp from the University of Florida to talk about their student outreach and incorporating the library into UFL's zombie alternate reality game (ARG). We also answer some listener mail

    Let this month's episode eat your brains aided by these links to some of the stuff we talked about:
    Download the MP3

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    Episode 13: April 2010 -- Buffy Hamilton, School Media Specialist

    Listen to Episode 13 (~54 minutes, mp3)

    Rachel, Jason and Anna are joined by special guest Buffy Hamilton. We discuss some of our favorite moments from Computers in Libraries, then talk with Buffy about her exciting high school capstone project, Media 21.

    We had some minor technical difficulties with recording, so apologies for any small gaps in the conversation!


    Media 21 project overview:

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    Rachel is an Educator That Rocks

    Rachel has been profiled by the findingEducation blog! Read Rachel's origin story, her campaign for information literacy at American U, and more:

    Educators That Rock!: Rachel Borchardt

    Friday, March 19, 2010

    Episode 12: March 2010 -- Learning Objects

    Listen to Episode 12 (mp3; ~56 minutes)

    Lauren Pressley, Instructional Design Librarian and author of So You Want To Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries, from Wake Forest University, joins Rachel, Jason and Anna for an informative talk on Learning Objects: what they are, how we use them, their support in learning, where we find them, what we use to create them, and how we analyze their usage.  *PHEW*

    Show Notes:
    Note from Anna and Rachel: And a huge congratulations to our friend, colleague, ALI co-producer, and all around great person, Jason Puckett for being named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for 2010!

      Friday, February 19, 2010

      Episode 11: February 2010

      Listen to Episode 11 (mp3; 1 hour, 3 minutes)

      Sarah Steiner, Social Work and Assessment Librarian, from Georgia State University, joins Rachel, Jason and Anna for a great talk on all things assessment with library instruction (consultations, individual classes, as well as programmatic).

      Show Notes:

      Friday, January 29, 2010

      Episode 10: January 2010 - The "It's-Still-January" Episode

      Listen to this episode (mp3, 1 hour, 1 minute)

      Rachel, Jason, and Anna share their research interests, their latest instruction endeavors, and a bit about instructional strategies.

      Show Notes:
      Next Month's Episode: Assessment chat with a special guest! Make sure to tune in!