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 am now the department liaison for English, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Modern Languages, and Philosophy. These subject assignments are new with the start of the 2014-2016 school year, so I look forward to developing relationships with these different departments. 

Service - I was elected to serve as the library representative on the University Educational Policies Committee based on my 7 years experience in public education.

Projects - I created a background and user profile picture that were applied to all of the libraries social media accounts to unify the library's image where previously different profile pictures and some or no background images existed.

Have a great day and keep smiling!