I shared this news with my colleagues in the library and on Facebook a few weeks ago, and now it’s time to share it here: I have accepted a new position in the University’s HR Learning & Development office. My last day at Gorgas will be Friday, May 10, and I’ll begin my work in HR on Tuesday, May 14.
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Welcome Alabama Library Association Annual Convention attendees!
Sources referenced in my Alabama Library Instruction Round Table (ALIRT) Best Practices session, along with some related resources, are listed below. They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s alla13 Bookmarks on Diigo.
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Franky Abbott and I recently presented a Creating and Managing Your Online Presence workshop in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center. The sources referenced in our session, along with some related resources, are listed below (crossposted from the ADHC blog). A Tegrity recording of the workshop and a handout (PDF) are also available.
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Along with some related resources, these are the sources I referenced while sharing my “experiences and advice” re: designing web-based support materials (tutorials, LibGuides & LibAnswers entries) with MLIS students in the LS 527: User Instruction class at SLIS. They are also bookmarked at mbfortson’s ls527 Bookmarks on Diigo.
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I’ve been thinking about professional identity.
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I recently presented a brown bag session on accessibility and the digital humanities for the Alabama Digital Humanities Center. The sources referenced in my session, along with some related resources, are listed below (crossposted from the ADHC blog). They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s adhc_a11y Bookmarks on Diigo.
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I was recently invited to conduct a technology workshop for members of the Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honor society of women educators. I enjoyed speaking with this small group of active and retired teachers about Google features they could use in and outside the classroom.
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A couple of weekends ago, I attended THATCamp Accessibility, a one-day unconference exploring digital humanities, technology, and issues of accessibility. The event was held at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, but I was able to attend virtually through an- accessible!- online conferencing system.
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