Join us on April 12th & 13th, 2022 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST to unpack your experiences and connect with other reference service providers at the ALA Connect eForum: Back to Basics: Crowdsourcing a Virtual Reference Praxis. This year’s Virtual Reference and Emerging Technology eForum will focus on changes to reference services, emerging trends, and shared introspections on how reference work has evolved. Our shared experiences can illuminate the changes happening in every area of reference, from information literacy instruction and assessment to recruiting and training. Find lively discourse on topics such as the changing models of reference, the future of work, upskilling staff, creative marketing practices, and more!
Share your experiences with recruiting, hiring, and training, particularly in the light of the Great Resignation. Discuss the changes to the RUSA’s Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Providers, especially in light of evolving experience with virtual and in-person reference. Exchange marketing and creativity practices and tools, or pontificate on the future developments of reference services. Spark a conversation, share your experience, hot tips, and tools, and make friends in the process! We have a topic for what you geek, regardless of whether your passion is diversity, equity, and inclusion, emerging economic trends, or revitalizing our foundational ideas. Topics, schedules, readings, and more can be found @ https://sites.google.com/view/vrc-eforum#eForum#e-forum#virtual-reference#PublicServices#ReferenceServices