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Thursday, July 19 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: The Adventures of Two New Instruction Librarians

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As two recent graduates, Jessica and Meredith have experience teaching library instruction classes before but never as capital “L” Librarians. In our presentation, we will chronicle the first year out of graduate school as instructional librarians, highlighting the struggles of shifting from student to teacher, the excitement of discovering our teaching styles, and overcoming imposter syndrome.

We will specifically touch on many of the issues faced by new instruction librarians, discussing the challenges and successes of our first year of professional librarianship. We will examine learning from our failures and not getting bogged down when instruction sessions turn out differently than we planned. Our presentation will tell the story of our careers, comparing and contrasting our experiences teaching at two different institutions.

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Jessica Martinez

Science Librarian, University of Idaho Library
Jessica Martinez is the Science Librarian and Reference Coordinator at the University of Idaho.Her interests include making libraries welcoming and inclusive places for both employees and patrons, re-imagining the scholarly publishing landscape through open access, and assisting researchers... Read More →

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
University Center 221