Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Episode 33: Love the Cataloger; Hate the Catalog

Listen to the podcast (mp3, ~57 minutes)

Rachel, Jason and Anna have the great pleasure of talking Laura McElfresh, the Assistant Director (and Cataloger Extraordinaire) from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Library. The conversation includes information tidbits from the book, Magic Search, as well as benefits of collaboration between instruction librarians and catalogers.

Note: At about 46 minutes into the show, we say good-bye and thanks to Laura, and we address listener comments from Episode 32: Critical Thinking Skills and Strategy.

Show Notes:

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  1. This was so much fun! Thank you all for having me. :-D Chatting with y'all was just like old, good times.

  2. Love the idea of a small groups activity on coming to a consensus about what keywords to assign an article or article snippet. I'm totally stealing that!

    1. Thanks so much for giving a shout-out to people who had commented! I was driving through the California desert during my commute to work and was so jazzed to be part of your conversation!

      Julie Cornett
      Cerro Coso Community College