- Please tell
me a little bit about your career. When and where did you start in
libraries? What path has your
career followed until now?
- What first
drew you to library instruction?
- How did you
initially become interested in participating in LIRT?
- When you
were most involved in LIRT, what interesting things or new ideas did LIRT implement
- What were
the instructional issues of the time? Did belonging to LIRT help you
address those issues?
instruction as a specialty was new to many libraries. Did you face
challenges from colleagues in implementing your instruction programs?
- [For earlier
presidents] What challenges did you face in getting LIRT off the ground
and active in the library community?
- During your
time as a member of LIRT, can you remember any LIRT programs or
publications that made an impact on the profession a whole? Were there any
programs that made an impact on your personal career?
- Describe how LIRT as on organization has helped to transform the
field of library instruction and information literacy into what it is
years ago no one could have predicted the impact of the Web and Internet
on information seeking behavior. How well do you think LIRT and its
members (instruction librarians) have met the challenges of teaching the
important skills set we now call information literacy?
- Some say
that librarianship is a dying field, especially since “everything is now
on the Web.” How do you respond to that? What do you predict
for the future to library instruction?