Saturday, June 30, 2012

Episode 37: Blending Teaching w/ Helping

Listen to the podcast (~64 minutes)

We've all been there....the student comes in at the very last moment, looking for "x" number of articles or any information to help them with their paper that is due.....tomorrow. M. Catherine Hirschbiel, who submitted a scenario similar to the aforementioned, joins us this month to discuss the challenges teaching students when they come in for help to find information, specifically in the 11th hour of their research.

M. Catherine Hirschbiel is a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Lesley University & The Art Institute of Boston (AIB), as well as an Assistant for Reference & Outreach at Emerson College.

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  1. Please, more of these scenario based shows. I like the difference of opinion that a seemingly simple situation can generate.

    BTW I agree with the guest. I print out the search screen so the student can run the search on his own. My answer for "Can you just print the first article" is "I can't do the research for you, it is up to you to decide what articles you want to include."

  2. Andy, thanks for much for the feedback. We were surprised at how much we had to talk about with such a "simple" topic. Yet again, we learn -- there is no one perfect answer!