This week, Chasing Reference is celebrating our first anniversary. After meeting in person and beginning to plan this blog in January 2012, we quietly launched in April 2012 by posting about what the typical day is like for each of us. (Want to reminisce? Check out what Carrie, Heather, Amy, Sarah, and Emily were up to this time last year.)
In celebration of this anniversary, we’re taking the entire month of April to celebrate. Today we’re highlighting some of our personal favorite posts from the past year. It’s no surprise these also proved to be some of our most popular posts too. On Friday we’ll share our monthly What We’re Reading post. Starting Monday, we’ll be writing brand new Day in the Life posts each Monday and Wednesday. How much has changed in a year? Here are a few teasers:
- one of us changed jobs (you can read all about her new job on April 17!)
- there’s now a brand new Chasing Reference contributor (look for his introductory post on April 24!)
- you’ll also be treated to a special guest post from our fearless adviser on May 1!
April will be full month of posting here, and May will mark a return to regularly scheduled programming with posts each Wednesday, as well as the first Friday of the month.
We’re also always looking for guests posts. If you’d like to contribute, send us an email with your idea(s).
Without further ado, here are some of our favorite Chasing Reference posts from the first year:
- Oh, Wonderopolis! (or how I use a site intended for children to make college students better searchers) (Carrie)
- Of Mentors and Mentoring (Heather)
- Librarian of the MOOC (Amy)
- GIS and Mapping for Reference Librarians: A Short Guide (Sarah)
- What They Didn’t Tell Me in Library School (Emily)
Last but not least, do you remember how we came to call ourselves Chasing Reference? It all began with C-H-A-S-E.
Thanks for reading. We hope you’ll continue on this journey with us for many more years to come.