In recent weeks, I spoke about the library and e-resources to our new jazz undergraduates, and gave part-of-a-lecture to all the new BMus and BEd undergraduates, about finding resources (paper and electronic) for their first academic assignment.
I also made a powerpoint and recorded a voiceover about using the catalogue and our e-resources, which was shared with the new PGCert and MEd students, and that has also gone online for future use. What I need is feedback, though. I did ask for students to let me know if the ppt was helpful. No-one has. (I think I’ll send a MailChimp message to the entire cohort – it might get some response.) But last night I got an email asking for e-resource help, so I checked out the things I was asked about, and emailed a reply. This was at 23:58 on a Saturday! (Do I get a gold star for being super-helpful, over and above the call ….?!) However, I couldn’t solve the problems. We didn’t have one thing, and don’t seem to have access to another. I’ll check it out again at work tomorrow. I really shouldn’t check my work emails on a Saturday night …
I was meant to give another undergraduate session on Wednesday, but there was a schedule change that I didn’t hear about, so that is to be rescheduled.
All part of the parachute lecturer’s rich tapestry of life. These lecturers with their regular teaching schedules don’t know they’re born!!