The "this is fine" dog as a stuffed animal

Hi everyone. How are you? Your blog team is tired, but doing our best. We wanted to take this moment to check in with all of you in the Teaching SIG as this unprecedented (we are also all very tired of that word) semester inches up to a midway point. We talked earlier this year at our virtual meeting about how we were all preparing for instruction in the time of COVID, but now we want to take a moment to see how that’s actually going. We sent out a survey earlier this month, and this is what y’all had to say: What kind ofRead 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 →