I’m currently writing my annual review document… or rather, procrastinating on writing my annual review document. In the process I made a graph: For the last three years we’ve been making a concerted effort to help students understand that they can ask many of their questions at the reference desk (especially students in first year
So, you’re assigned a 20-page paper when really you’re only used to 5-page papers. That’s pretty daunting. It’s a lot of space to fill. Therefore you’ll have to fill it with a lot of stuff. Four times as much stuff. Four times as large a topic. Four times as significant a claim! Except that that’s
Sometimes when I ask profs “what will your students have read recently, and can I have a copy” in preparation for classes, I get best answers. “We’ll have been reading about Wugs!” I’m thinking my new mascot may be a Wug.
If I could only be un-nervous and fully supported in my geekery in every class (by profs and students), they could all be as fun as last Tuesday’s class was. I’ve done similar things in other classes, but I often come out feeling like people were just kind of baffled by the crazy librarian who