On May 22, Beth Fuchs, Undergraduate Learning Librarian, presented at Canada’s premiere information literacy conference, the 43rd annual Workshop for Instruction in Library Use, at the University of Western Ontario. Entitled “What do you see? Image searching for research topic selection and development,” Beth discussed the theory and practice behind a teaching technique for visual information-gathering as a way to help students where they struggle most, which is, according to information literacy research literature, in defining research questions in order to get started on research projects.
In April Beth presented at the First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, “a two-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students.” Beth’s presentation, “Get animated! Creating a memorable library welcome with PowToon,” focused on how to make the most of a five-minute opportunity to introduce library services and learning outcomes to a large group of new students in a compelling, memorable, and fun way by using a free animation web site to create a live narrated cartoon.