Yes, summer is almost here, a perfect time to plan how to promote your library’s research databases this fall.
As I begin my plan, I’m thinking:
- Use them myself. Keep a notebook. Share what I learn with colleagues and patrons.
- Offer classes and pathfinders for each database.
- Provide individual appointments for students, parents and teachers to demonstrate the use of the databases available, focusing on their particular topic(s) of interest.
- Partner with school media specialists and teachers in which we focus on PROCESS of research over the product, to celebrate what we learn along the way.
What research databases are available at your library? Do you currently promote their use? If so, how?