Monthly Archives: February 2014

Relationships Not Carved in Stone

This week’s readings about the many facets of collaboration got me thinking about how I would characterize the library-faculty relationships that I observe on a daily basis.  I see 4 categories of relationships: Intense Emerging Uncharted Resistant INTENSE library-faculty relationships run … Continue reading

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Micro User Needs Assessment

TOWARD A MORE INFORMED PRACTICE: A closer look at the Library’s contribution to the research experience of our high school students INTRODUCTION At the High School Library of The American School in Japan, we constantly reflect on our contributions to … Continue reading

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True Confession

This week’s lecture, readings and environmental scan assignment have been a real education.  So true confession time: This is my first ever, first-hand experience with any sort of user needs assessment, ethnographic research, environmental scanning or curriculum mapping.   I’m ashamed … Continue reading

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And The Trends Played on…..

No Ithaka-caliber study has been conducted for my work environment.  We do have statistics we can marshall forth but, like other libraries, we don’t have good measures for the things that matter.  Stats or no, it is just a fact … Continue reading

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