It seems like most community & junior college librarians are experiencing the rush of research instruction sessions right now–that thrilling time when we get to interact with classrooms full of students while trying to also support their needs outside of the session. It may be a few weeks until we know what all has landed in our email inbox, but we know that we’ll eventually get to it.
Although “time” seems like a foreign concept right now, it’s actually a great time to consider the supplemental materials we have for our students once they walk out of the instruction session. If you haven’t visited ACRL’s Instruction Interest Group’s PRIMO database, it holds a wealth of ideas from their “Site of the Month” selections. Some resources may be re-used, while others may provide you with inspiration before we hit this point next semester.
Or, maybe YOU have created something fabulous that you’d like to share with the instruction community? PRIMO accepts submissions year-round, but only conducts reviews bi-annually. Some deadlines to consider:
- October 31st: Deadline to Nominate a site for PRIMO
- November 14th: Deadline to Submit Your Site for Fall Review
There. One more thing to add to your “post-instruction craze” list. Hang in there, everybody!