Post by: Jenna Dufour, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California Irvine Intellectual Credit: This blog post is based on what I learned watching a “Decolonizing Citations” virtual workshop facilitated by Bronwen McKie student librarian at the University of British Columbia X̱wi7x̱wa Library branch) in October 2020 What Is Citational Politics? As librarians with instruction portfolios, we are often tasked with teaching students about citations. This usually involves contextualizing citation as giving credit to the intellectual work of others, as a way to provide readers with necessary information to locate a specific source, and that the rules for citing are rooted in formatting practices thatRead More →

This month, we are delighted to have invited guest author Jamie Ding on the blog! In August 2020, Jaime presented virtually on the topic of ‘Updating LibGuides with an Anti-Racist Framework’ which can be viewed at, or click on the video image below. While we wanted to circulate this excellent presentation for our fellow colleagues to watch and consider, we also wanted to hear Jamie’s thoughts on this topic since her presentation last August. Please read on! Updating LibGuides with an Anti-Racist Framework – A Reflection by Jamie Ding:Perhaps as a somewhat relatable endeavor, I have taken until my deadline to write this. TheRead More →

By: Jenna Dufour, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, University of California, Irvine What are Google Sites and Why Use Them?Google Sites are a web page creation tool offered by Google with a goal of allowing anyone to create simple websites that support collaboration between editors. I started to use Google Sites before the days of COVID-19 when I needed to compile resources, links, and information for MFA students looking for grant and residency opportunities. The Art Research Guide did not work for the kind of information architecture I had in mind, so I wanted to try something new! Feedback on the site I created wasRead More →

The Teaching SIG put out a call for best practices for supporting the research needs of faculty and students in a remote environment. Here’s what librarians had to say: 1 – ZOOM FOR ONE-ON-ONE RESEARCH SUPPORT Courtney Baron, Director of the Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville: “I’ve been using Zoom for one-on-one research consultations. Students sign up for consultations via SpringShare’s LibCal scheduling system, just as they did for in-person consultations. I email them the link to Zoom along with tips on what to expect for a virtual appointment. When students enter the Zoom meeting, I tell them they do not have to beRead More →