Professional Philosophy
My goal is to take every opportunity - be it during a reference interaction or an instruction session - to enhance the library user's knowledge about library services and resources.  I feel that the most important aspect of my job is enthusiastically teaching students about the world of information: searching for it, evaluating it, and using it properly.  I aspire to provide excellent and personable service to students, faculty, and other library users, to be helpful and friendly to all, and to be sensitive about issues of patron privacy and cultural diversity. I also endeavor to provide "techno-therapy," enhancing library users' sense of comfort and proficiency with technology.  Additionally, I have an enduring interest in library marketing and promotion -- I feel strongly that even the best library services in the world aren't going to be useful if no one knows about them!
Specific projects from a variety of campuses

 
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 Canvas/LibGuides LTI project - Contra Costa College & Diablo Valley College (2017)
 
Books
Subject Liaison: Anthropology, Music, Environmental Science - DVC (2017-2018)

https://sites.google.com/site/katherinebecvar/portfolio/library-infographic-dvc
Library Infographic - DVC (2016)

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 QuestionPoint Implementation - DVC (2016)
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Library Marketing and Promotion - DVC (2015 - present)

LibApps Administrator and Project Manager - DVC (2015-2016 and beyond)


Epic Weeding Project - Holy Names (2014-2015)

CSM Library Makerspace Project (2013-2014)

 

 
Library Marketing & Signage - CSM (2010 - 2014)

 

Usability Testing - CSM (2012)

 

 LibGuides - CSM (2011 - 2014)

 

Library Resources in WebAccess - CSM (2012)

 

Information Competency Video Tutorials - CSM (2012)

 

Orientation Handouts - CSM (2012)

 

Redoing the Articles & Databases Page - CSM (2012)

 

WorldCat Local Tutorials - CSM (2011)