What we’ve been working on…

We know it has been a while since we’ve posted. Despite our dearth of posts on this blog, we’ve been busy publishing and presenting. Below is a list of what we’re doing in the next several months.


  • Tamara Rhodes recently published a user experience (UX) article in the Journal of Library Administration: “Our experience with user experience: Exploring staffing configurations to conduct UX in an academic library.”
  • Amanda Roth, Dominique Turnbow, Crystal Goldman and Lia Friedman have an article about the First Year Experience scavenger hunt in an upcoming issue of Library High Tech News: “Building a Scalable Mobile Library Orientation Activity with Edventure Builder.”
  • LSV has two articles in the upcoming issue of Communications in Information Literacy
    • Crystal Goldman, Dominique Turnbow, Amanda Roth, Lia Friedman and Karen Heskett have an article about the First Year Experience Program: “Creating an Engaging Library Orientation: First Year Experience Courses at UC San Diego.”
    • Dominique Turnbow and Annie Zeidman-Karpinski will be contributing an article about doing assessment in one-shot instruction: “Don’t use a hammer when you need a screwdriver: creating assessment that matters.”
  • Dominique Turnbow and Amanda Roth will have a chapter in an upcoming book, Distributed Learning: Incorporating Online Options into Your Information Literacy Instruction, published by Elsevier about the instructional design approaches used in many of our e-learning projects: “Engaging Learners Online: Using Instructional Design Practices To Create Interactive Tutorials.”
  • Tamara Rhodes and her LIS professor have submitted an article to Reference Services Review: “Hispanics and public libraries: Assessing their health information seeking behaviors in the e-health environment.”


  • Karen Heskett provided a continuing medical education class for physicians through the PACE (Physician Assessment & Clinical Education), “Information Retrieval, Digital Libraries and the Use of Evidence-Based Principles for Clinical Decision Making.”
  • Karen Heskett participated in an online conference offered by AMIGOS about her Problem Based Learning (PBL) work with the School of Medicine’s PBL curriculum.  Information about the conference is on LISN.
  • Amanda Roth, Dominique Turnbow and Crystal Goldman will be presenting our work with the First Year Experience Program at the CARL Conference: “Adding Value to Library Orientations: The First-Year Experience Program at UC San Diego.”
  • Dominique Turnbow and Amanda Roth will be presenting about how we work together to produce our e-learning at Library Instruction West: “Walking the path together: creating an instructional design team to elevate learning” and again at LOEX 2016: “Future Reimagined: Shaping Teaching Through Design.”
  • Crystal Goldman and Dominique Turnbow will be presenting about the flipped classroom redesign of MMW 121 at Library Instruction West: “Guided Adventures in Team Hiking: Collaborations between Librarians and Writing Program Faculty to Flip the One-Shot Library Workshop.”
  • Amanda Roth and Dominique Turnbow will be presenting about the plagiarism tutorial at Library Instruction West: “Drab to Fab: Elevated practices for active learning online.”
  • Crystal Goldman and Tamara Rhodes are presenting about their work with the Making of the Modern World (MMW) writing program at LOEX 2016: “Recycling the First-Year One-Shot Workshop: Using Interactive Technology to Flip the Classroom.”
  • Crystal Goldman will be presenting about the 6th College writing program (CAT) redesign at the AAAS-PD conference: “Active Learning Online and in the Classroom: Scaffolding and Assessing Library Instruction within a Multi-Course Writing Program.”
  • Lia Friedman and Gayatri Singh will be doing a presentation/workshop at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference in August: Wikipedia: A Bridge from Basic Markup to the Research Cycle.