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International Insights

Marcelo Rodríguez

A year on

Librarians monitoring COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monitoring COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean project screenshot.

A year into COVID-19, the reality is that the Latin America and Caribbean region does not seem to be turning the page with regard to overcoming the pandemic. At the time of this writing, countries with previous low rates of infections such as Costa Rica, Uruguay, and several ...

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Bronars and Olivares

Mapping natural history field guide coverage for discoverability

A collaboration

Figure 1. One of the field guide maps the authors created for use in a Research Guide (LibGuide).

In these times of emphasis on interdisciplinary research, it seems librarians are encouraged to collaborate more than ever and not work just in their own individual silos. This article describes collaborative web-based mapping ...

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Johnson, Abumeeiz, and McAulay

Teaching in the digital library

A partnership between teaching librarians and digital library staff

Image 1: A screen capture from one of the tutorials showing the Digital Library homepage. Both tutorials use screen sharing to demonstrate how to use the beta site as a starting-off point for searching the collections

On March 10, 2020, UCLA announced a transition to remote teaching through the end of winter quarter. Remote teaching has been extended through all subsequent teaching periods through summer 2021. Similarly, remote work has remained ...

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Jarson and Morgan

From concept to creation

Shaping inquiry culture on campus with a co-curricular panel

How can a campus promote a culture of inquiry? How can students’ awareness of behaviors and attitudes involved in inquiry be cultivated? How can barriers between faculty/staff and students be reduced? Our experience developing a co-curricular, interdisciplinary panel discussion series spotlights how librarians and instructional designers shape inquiry culture on campus through programming.

In this series, panelists share a behind-the-scenes look at their scholarly, creative, and professional pursuits. Rather than focusing on polished final products and achievements, they highlight the inner workings and rough edges ...

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Olena Skachenko

Roads leading to the library

The experience of Ukraine in attracting freshmen to the university library

Students participating in the event Halloween – 2019.

Traditionally, university libraries are associated among students as a place for reading, learning, and research. However, when serving freshmen, it is necessary to create an atmosphere of trust ...

Perspectives on the Framework

Erin Weber

You can improve

Using the Framework in How to Read workshops

Information literacy is inseparable from reading literacy, but neither are a basic or innate skill. Both take time, practice, repetition, and a host of willing instructors ready to engage in critical discussions about reading strategies. This is particularly true for first-generation, non-traditional, and marginalized students. Instruction librarians are uniquely positioned to promote and teach reading comprehension in a broader context of literacy, including information literacy.

In fall 2019, I hosted seven library workshops titled “How to Read Your Textbook” at the University of Tennessee-Martin, in which I provided ...