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Discussion Help Needed: Virtual Reference Companion - Tips & Best Practices

by Jared Hoppenfeld on Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Since 2006, the Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee has been working on online resources for support of VR librarians.  It began with the Virtual Reference Adventure: Choose Your Own Experience, and the latest version is called the Virtual Reference Companion: A Guide for VR Coordinators and Librarians, or VRC, and can be found at http://www.ala.org/rusa/vrc.

 

Since 2006, the Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee has been working on online resources for support of VR librarians.  It began with the Virtual Reference Adventure: Choose Your Own Experience, and the latest version is called the Virtual Reference Companion: A Guide for VR Coordinators and Librarians, or VRC, and can be found at http://www.ala.org/rusa/vrc.

 

The Subcommittee has worked hard on this resource and is looking for feedback.  We have a section for Tips & Best Practices and would really love to include what practitioners from the field have to say.  We will be presenting at the RUSA MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Group at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and will be asking for tips and feedback in that forum.  We would like to continue the discussion here using ALA Connect.  Please feel free to check out the VRC and provide tips & best practices for any of the modules (see contents on the left side of the VRC) or on any other VR topic. 

 

Thanks for your help!

Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee

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Event RUSA RSS Virtual Reference Tutorial Sub-Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting of the RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Tutorial Subcommittee.

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Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Christine Tobias on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 03:03 pm

Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

Discussion VR Tutorial Subcommittee Summary of Current Activities 2013 (July)

by Jared Hoppenfeld on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

In process:

In process:

  • Skills module - will be complete by the end of summer
    • Once this is complete, the Virtual Reference Companion will go "live", to be linked from RSS webpage(s).
    • A call will go out requesting "Tips & Best Practices" from MARS, RSS, VR, and other groups with content to be added to this resource
  • As content gets added to modules, so do references get added to the Resources pod
  • Team meeting - entire team meets monthly.  Module teams meet as needed for revision tasks.
  • Progress reports - updates shared periodically with VR Committee, RSS, and MARS.

Completed:

  • Welcome
  • Planning
  • Technologies
  • Marketing
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Discussion VR Tutorial Subcommittee Goals 2013-2014

by Jared Hoppenfeld on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • Have 5 modules modules complete by end of summer (Completed - Welcome, Planning, Technologies, Marketing; In process - Skills)
  • Finish the rest of the modules (Information Literacy, Staffing/Partners, Assessment, and Professional Development) by Annual 2014
  • Put a call out for "Tips & Best Practices" from MARS, RSS, VR, and others to add to this resource
  • Meet monthly to discuss module revisions and results
  • Share progress updates on a timely basis

Event Virtual Reference Tutorial Sub-Committee (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the RSS Virtual Reference Tutorial Sub-Committee (in partnership with the RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Services Committee) during the RSS Open House and All-Committee Meeting

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Discussion Goals 2012-2013

by Jennifer Lau-Bond on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 09:47 am

 

 

  • Finish updating content for 4 modules and add them to Drupal by the end of 2012 (Planning-completed; Training/Interview Skills/Core Competencies-in progress and merging into one module)
  • Finish updating content for remaining modules and add to Drupal by ALA Annual 2013 (revised goal is to have 5 modules complete by Annual 2013 and to have the entire resource completed by Annual 2014)
  • Create a survey for collecting quotes from practitioners in the field to use on the site
  • Perform user testing on modules with the ALA VR community
  • Meet monthly to discuss module revisions and results
  • Share progress updates on a timely basis

 

UPDATE (October 2012): The committee has been meeting regularly and continues to work on the modules. We are making progress and are nearing the end of work on our first two modules.

UPDATE (April 3, 2013): The committee continues to meet regularly and is working on modules in subgroups.  The 4 previously-mentioned modules are almost done (3 of them are being merged into one Skills module) and we are currently working on the Technologies module.  5 more modules to go plus the welcome page.

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Event Virtual Midwinter meeting

by Jennifer Lau-Bond on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:08 am

Since we are a virtual committee, we have scheduled a meeting for Midwinter using Blackboard Collaborate. The meeting will be held 1/22/13 at 1pm CST. UPDATE: The meeting was rescheduled for Feb 5 at 12pm CST.

Discussion Summary of Current Activities Midwinter 2013

by Jennifer Lau-Bond on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

In process:

  • Training module – finalizing content updates
  • Interview skills module - content being created and uploaded to Drupal
  • Team discussing how to avoid duplicating content between modules
  • Team meetings – entire team meets monthly. Module teams meet as needed for revision tasks.
  • Progress reports – updates shared periodically with VR Committee, RSS and MARS

 

 

Event Virtual 2013 Annual Meeting

by Jennifer Lau-Bond on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 01:28 pm

Since we are a virtual committee, we have scheduled a meeting for ALA Annual using Blackboard Collaborate. The meeting will be held 6/24/13 at 1pm CST

 

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