I found a really great post on the ACRL blog recently, called “Maintaining Your Instruction Mojo.”
It spoke to me because I’ve had lots of classes lately Although instruction prep can be time-consuming, I like frequent sessions–they reduce my anxiety about getting up in front of people sans costume and lines written by a playwright. :0)
One of the recs in the blog post above is to keep up with technology. I may get an iPod touch so I can keep up with apps. I don’t want to shell out $2,000 for an iPhone (total cost for the first two years, not including apps of course).
This morning I wanted to show one of our circ workers a new database that has GRE practice tests on it. He logged into his computer, bringing up the Circulation home screen, which I never use. I really got a taste of what the average student must feel like when they visit the library website–or any site, really– for the first time. I had no idea what any of the links meant or what to do next, and it was not a good feeling.