Ernesto Hernandez Jr. is Instruction & Reference Librarian, Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. He has been a member of CLS for 2 years.
Favorite Author: Malcolm Gladwell.
Recent Books: Currently reading, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber.
Most amazing library you have ever seen: George Peabody Library, in Baltimore, MD., during the 2017 ACRL Conference Chair Reception.
How do you keep current with LIS, technology, pedagogy, and other professionally-related topics? What are your favorite journals, listservs, Twitter handles, blogs, journals, and other sources? I subscribe to a few listservs such as EBSS, ILI, and ACRLFRAME. I also like to reference a couple of instruction related websites such as projectcora.org and primodb.org.
What tools or software application amazes you or made a huge difference in your work and why: I currently teach two full-semester Information Literacy courses and use Canvas as our LMS. The features in Canvas easily allow me to grade, edit, and comment on assignment submissions. I especially like the SpeedGrader option. I also like to use Kahoot (Kahoot.com) for exam/quiz reviews in class.
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