ArLARISD - the official mailing list of this community of interest. To get more information and to sign up go to http://mail.arlib.org/mailman/listinfo/arlarisd_arlib.org.
To provide a forum for issues related to reference and instruction across various types of libraries in Arkansas.
Chelsea Young, 2024 Chair
Instruction and Engagement Librarian
University of Arkansas Little Rock
If you find yourself in a library type setting, answering questions, and/or teaching people, WE ARE YOUR COMMUNITY OF INTEREST.
RISci Lunch & Learns (held virtually)
Teach. Explain. Connect. Lunch and Learns are all about sharing and connecting. Typically held one Friday a month over a lunch hour, these programs provide a place to discuss relevant topics in reference and instruction for our community.
Do you have something you want to share with your fellow community members? A new tool, a method, an issue you don’t see being addressed in our community. Please get in touch and let’s talk about creating a Lunch and Learn on the topic. See below for past topics. We encourage teaming up with other community of interests on topics.
Visit the ArLA Event Calendar to see this year’s Lunch & Learn events.
Hit Ctrl + F and search “RISCI.”
Emotional Intelligence for Librarians
Professional development opportunities through the State Library
User-centered and web-accessible research guides (Co-hosted with MArLA)
Empowering Libraries with ChatGPT
Using Cold Cases and Taboo to Develop Research Skills
Reference Stories that Spark Change
Librarian Job Satisfaction - What's your temperature?
The Reference Exchange Day is an annual half-day learning event to explore a topic(s) in more depth than our standard Lunch & Learns.
2023 - Video Tutorials, Patron Retention & Emotional Intelligence
2022 - Neurodiversity & Neurodivergence in the Library
2021 - Do the right thing: Serve your patrons without abandoning your principles
2023 - Jessica Kirk
2022 - Shawna Thorup
2021 - Shawna Thorup
2020 - Allie Stevens
2019 - Allie Stevens
2018 - Rachel Whittingham
2017 - Jessica Riedmueller
2016 – Pamela Meridith
2015 – Pamela Meridith
2014 – Pamela Meridith
2013 – Michael Strickland
2012 – Michael Strickland
2011 – Amber Wilson
2010 – Amber Wilson
2009 – Kathy Davis
2008 – Ronald S. Russ
2007 – Jennifer Davis
2006 – Dominique Hallett
2005 – Laura Downing
2004 – Jan Dixon
2003 – Don Batson
2002 – Don Batson
2001 – Necia Parker-Gibson
2000 – Necia Parker-Gibson
1999 – Renee LeBeau-Ford