Showing posts from September, 2014

Responsibilities Update

Over the last 6th months I have gradually gained more responsibilities and completed a few small projects to help out my fellow librarians: Reference - Every week I do approximately 10 hours per week on the reference desk. General reference is very challenging. I enjoy just about every humanities and social science question, can adeptly handle most questions about sciences, but frequently feel out of my depth when confronted by business questions (especially those doing background research into a company). Instruction  - 20-30 instruction sessions per semester of all types (English, Communications, Criminal Justice, etc). I thrive on instruction sessions, referred to Research Skills Instruction rather than Library or Bibliographic Instruction. Overall I have fewer instruction sessions per semester than I did at the University of Maryland Libraries, but offering discipline based instruction sessions in so many different subjects is a rewarding challenge. Collection Development - I