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Librarian Social for the Social Sciences 2016: Getting To Know You

Guide for the social and information sharing session for St. Louis-area social science librarians being held at Washington University in St. Louis on February 25th from 12-2pm.
Helping students plan a literature review
Kathy Gaynor,  Instruction & Liaison Services Librarian at Webster University
Doing a literature review can be an overwhelming experience for many students. The Literature Review Research Plan document is a helpful checklist that can be used with a class or an individual student, and can be customized to fit any discipline.
 
ORCiD for Social Sciences Librarians
Ruth Lewis, Scholarly Communications Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis

This presentations explains what ORCiD is, who's using, integration and mandates as well as the future with ORCiD.

No Research? No Problem!: Tips for Conducting a Library Instruction Session for Non-Research Courses

Jodie Borgerding (MLS), Instruction and Liaison Librarian at Webster University; Missouri Library Association President

Most of us conduct library instruction sessions sessions for classes that have a research or analysis component, but what about for classes that have no research requirement? This quick presentation will offer attendees tips and ideas for teaching the Research as Inquiry frame to students in classes with a creative focus such as script writing and animation. By focusing on using library resources as sources of inspiration, students learn how to locate and evaluate information for their projects. 
 
Teaching to the ACRL Framework: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Emily Scharf, Head of Reference Services at Webster University Library
 
In library instruction sessions, I have changed the way I approach teaching the ‘research process’. I have gone from modeling library-centric steps to asking students how they might start researching a topic after reading an article I give them. This lightning talk will discuss how I have changed my instruction and the impact on students.
 
Government Information Sources for Improving your Social Sciences Reference and Instruction
Rebecca C. Hyde, Research & Instruction Librarian, Associate Professor at Saint Louis University
 
You probably already know about the major government sources and statistics in your specific field, so in this lightening talk I'll focus on general resources for identifying additional government sources at the local, state and federal levels that will be useful for all those random research topics your student think up. This talk will include only free resources available to everyone.  
 
Collection Reviews: Why, How, What
Deborah Katz, Subject Librarian for Jewish & Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy & Classics at Washington University
 
Every librarians goal is to make the most of her/his funds but how can we ensure that we are really doing so? Meeting the mark with some degree of accuracy. Practical advice for a collection review. A daunting task made manageable
 
A brief introduction to IASSIST
Jennifer Moore, GIS & Data Projects Manager; Anthropology Librarian; Program Faculty in International Area Studies at Washington University
 
This presentation will focus on the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST). It is an organization of professionals working with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. 
 
 

Discussion time - Roving Birds of a Feather

  • 4-5 tables 
  • 4-5 topics
  • 10 minute sessions