Librarians Melissa Del Castillo (left) and Hope Kelly

Is ChatGPT a Liar?

January 20, 2024

The two presented their findings on January 20 at the American Library Association’s 2024 LibLearnX conference in Baltimore. The 30-minute Ideas Xchange session, titled “ChatGPT Is a Liar and other Lessons Learned from Information Literacy Instructors,” was delivered to a standing-room-only crowd. Del Castillo, virtual learning and outreach librarian at Florida International University in Miami, … Continue reading Is ChatGPT a Liar?

The New Instruction Librarian

A Conversation with Authors Candice Benjes-Small and Rebecca Kate Miller

November 15, 2017

What made you want to write this book? Candice Benjes-Small: One of my new librarians, Katelyn Tucker Burton, suggested we present at some regional conferences about our library’s training program for instruction. The response was overwhelming. Our presentations were packed, and attendees shared over and over how they had been thrown head first into the … Continue reading A Conversation with Authors Candice Benjes-Small and Rebecca Kate Miller

The New Instruction Librarian: A Workbook for Trainers and Learners 

The Hats We Wear

November 1, 2017

So why do we need to keep talking about this? Teaching is certainly a huge part of any instruction librarian’s job, but to be effective, he or she must move beyond the classroom and into different spheres of library life. Our work is multifaceted, and we need to address that as we prepare for that … Continue reading The Hats We Wear