Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 4

Marta Newhart, an alum from the University of Washington has several achievements including being the highest ranking Latino when she left Boeing where she had been for 20 years. She was recruited by Covidien, a major medical device manufacturing as their VP of Communications and Public Affairs. She then left that post to join a […] → Continue Reading Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 4

Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 3

Marta Newhart, an alum from the University of Washington has several achievements including being the highest ranking Latino when she left Boeing where she had been for 20 years. She was recruited by Covidien, a major medical device manufacturing as their VP of Communications and Public Affairs. She then left that post to join a […] → Continue Reading Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 3

5 Essential Items Every Presenter Needs

I have compiled a list of the things every presenter should pack. Having this list means you can spend less time trying to figure out if you left something and more time preparing a content rich and visually pleasing presentation. 1 – Storage devices There is nothing more annoying than opening a file and discovering that it […] → Continue Reading 5 Essential Items Every Presenter Needs

Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 2

Marta Newhart, an alum from the University of Washington has several achievements including being the highest ranking Latino when she left Boeing where she had been for 20 years. She was recruited by Covidien, a major medical device manufacturing as their VP of Communications and Public Affairs. She then left that post to join a […] → Continue Reading Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 2

Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 1

Many of us wish we could channel the knowledge and wisdom of the people that have [gone through the experience we] achieved all or some of the things we aspire to accomplish. To be able to know how they arrived there. To learn about the challenges they faced and learn how to overcome them. To learn […] → Continue Reading Insights from Marta Newhart – Part 1

Tools for the Exceptional Instructional Librarian

#ALAMW13’s session sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association consisted of a lively discussion among practitioners about tools they use to enhance the student experience and do their jobs better. I hope you find my summary and the resources mentioned useful in your day-to-day work. What tools can I use to conduct live virtual […] → Continue Reading Tools for the Exceptional Instructional Librarian

Tips to Keep an Online Teaching Assistant On Track

This past quarter (Fall 2012) I had the opportunity to complete my first ever teaching assistantship online. It was in LIS570, a research methods course at the University of Washington’s Information School. It provided me with many great lessons as the relate to teaching online. I walked away at the end of the quarter with […] → Continue Reading Tips to Keep an Online Teaching Assistant On Track

Asking Questions that Matter

On the evening of Monday, May 1, 2012 I received an email saying: “Thanks for giving up a part of your day tomorrow to help the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team refine our workshop methods before we leave for Rwanda in a couple of weeks.” I thought to myself, “I did agree to participate […] → Continue Reading Asking Questions that Matter

My Journey to Access to Justice

On Wednesday March 21, 2012 I left the Access to Justice (ATJ) committee meeting excited about the future. Three events occurring over three (3) months spurred this. 1 – Teaching Practicum Reveal and Refreshes My teaching practicum (TP) in Dr. Ricardo Gomez’s (University of Washington) information policy course allowed me to design and facilitate 30% (3 of 10) of the class sessions. Being the […] → Continue Reading My Journey to Access to Justice

Creating a Digital BookTalk – The Quick and Dirty Guide

Jared Mills, Readers Advisory Librarian, Seattle Public Library, shared  tips and techniques for creating fun, innovative, and engaging video booktalks at the 2012 iYouth Conference. The jam-packed room combined with the valuable information Jared shared led me to conclude that someone should capture the key points and make it accessible for the world! That “someone” ended up being me! Without further delay, […] → Continue Reading Creating a Digital BookTalk – The Quick and Dirty Guide