January was the start of the Spring semester as it was for many of my colleagues that work in academic libraries. In this new year, there are still virtual events happening which is fantastic for me.
The list of webinars that I attended:
- Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Humanities
- Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Sciences
- Alison M. Parker, “Mary Church Terrell and Black Women’s Civic Leadership”
Since I am a health sciences librarian, I need to get evidence-based practice(EBP) training and systematic review training. Thankfully, I was able to register for the UNC at Chapel Hill evidence-based training for librarians. This training started in January. The class ends in March. I am looking forward to deepening my understanding of EBP.
The books that I finished were:
- Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
- Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington
I conducted a literature search for some pieces that I am working on, so I was happy to finally read some articles that I wanted to read for some time now.
Articles that I read:
- Nathaniel King and Jacqueline Solis, “Liaisons as Sales Force: Using Sales Techniques to Engage Academic Library Users.”
- Yolanda Niemann, “The Making of a Token: A Case Study of Stereotype Threat, Stigma, Racism, and Tokenism in Academe.”
- Julie Todaro, “Identifying and Conveying Transferable Skills.”
- Nicola Andrew, It’s Not Imposter Syndrome: Resisting Self-doubt as Normal for Library Workers.”
I am so glad to share with you my activities from January. Please share with me your thoughts, and I look forward to reading them.