Ok, my last post was quite a downer, written in the heat of frustration. I stand my assertion that we need clearer terminology and selection processes, but like many other frustrations, this will not rule my life.
No, and my scary class tomorrow won’t rule my life either because, get this, it’s now two classes! Now I’ll do the part on finding foreign language and English language articles and books (including ILL and finding full text) tomorrow (in 45 minutes). Then next Friday I’ll teach proper citation (in-text, annotated, and regular bibliographies) for 20 minutes. This is instead of doing everything in 40 minutes! I’m SO pleased.
So for tonight I’ll sit back and figure out how to squeezing tomorrow’s class into 45 minutes. I think this will involve a handout that lays out how to get to the foreign language holdings in 4 databases and two catalogs (ours and WorldCat). It will also include an online guide. But beyond that, we’ll see.
(See, I told you I’d have things prioritized by tonight.)