Poster accepted for presentation at the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals Umbrella 2011 Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom, July 2011.
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"...paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally." --Kabat-Zinn (4)
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion, 2005.
Observations and quotes that clarify the utility of mindfulness in the practice of librarianship:
How does the use of LibGuides advance our practice of mindful librarianship?
LibGuides is a library content management system which enables librarians to create and manage content to meet the needs of library users and researchers in the present moment. Ease of use and robust, user-friendly features promote the following positive attributes/behaviors/practices: focused attention, simplicity, presence, trust, and generosity. See the poster at left to learn more, or explore these resources:
ACRL EBSS Section Virtual Discussion: "Using LibGuides for Instruction and Research Assistance" (Facilitated by J. Innes)
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