We were just featured in a short article for Emporia State University's school newspaper. We talk a little bit about why we enjoy the process of creating comics and what we're hoping to accomplish. And I have a giant beard that needs to be trimmed...
Rey Junco just posted a new infographic from Project Information Literacy that highlights some of the most important findings from several of their past studies (which are fantastic, by the way). Note the adjectives that students use to describe their research and then take a look at what percentage of students use librarians for research help...frustrating, huh? Collaborating with faculty and promoting our services is vital if we want to have any impact on student success and learning. Take a look at Temple University's 10 Ways to Improve Student Research which are inspired by PIL's research. What can we do differently to
Librarians Kate Wise and Heidi Blackburn were featured in a Library Journal article for their own work on instructional comics. Nice work! (and Mike and I get a nice shout out from them, as well) :)
Well, it has been quite awhile since I last posted. I have taken a new position as Asst. Professor/Reference and Instruction Librarian at Emporia State University. Mike Hall and I have released another comic for Coffeyville Community College and we continue to offer presentations on our work. The photo on the right is from the College and University Libraries Section (CULS) conference in Dodge City in October. It was a small conference, but we had some very interested and enthusiastic attendees. The following presentation was by Kate Wise of Kansas Wesleyan University. She and Heidi Blackburn of K-State - Salina, have worked together to create a comic guide to library skills, as well. Very cool stuff. Mike Hall and I are both very pleased to see other institutions try to create comics using in-house talent and aimed at creating a customized guide to their own institutions. Very cool.
Additionally, we may have some exciting news on the horizon, but that's all you get for now :)