Providing effective library instruction often relies on matching instructional methods and formats to specific groups of users with varying research needs. This panel session will include speakers from four different institutions. Each speaker will talk about how their instructional program addresses the distinctive needs of their respective constituencies. They will address topics such as the different formats in which they provide instruction, how instruction is marketed at their institutions, and any instructional innovations they have attempted or implemented.
Deborah Vincelli, Electronic Resources and Instructional Services Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to managing the acquisition of subscription e-resources, Deborah is a member of the Instructional Steering Committee, which oversees the library’s instructional programs. She also participates in the Museum Research Staff Instruction Program, which provides training to the museum’s curatorial, conservation and research staff on the use of library resources.