This is my first year as a professional librarian working at a community college and university. One of my main goals and contributions this year has been growing as an instructor, in order to provide quality resources and skills to students. I have really been thinking about the integration of the library and information literacy into various phases of the students’ education and beyond. For instance, within the first quarter of starting my position I created a video tutorial http://libguides.uwb.edu/content.php?pid=344737&sid=4730891 specifically for new students who have never used an academic library before.
The video introduced library resources and services, while highlighting the most pertinent information for them as new students. Not only was this video something they could refer back to on a regular basis, it allowed more time in the classroom for active learning and hands on research. Ultimately I think the community college plays a unique and essential role in helping all users become information literate individuals, inside and outside of the classroom. My contributions to their education help them achieve this goal and apply it in all facets of their lives.