After earning both a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Elaine Watson joined the faculty of Albertsons Library at Boise State University in 1999. In addition to providing individual reference consultations with faculty and students, Elaine has worked to find innovative ways to incorporate new technologies into reference and instruction service, including providing assistance through QuestionPoint Chat Reference, Email Reference and Text Reference. She and her colleagues recently created a QR Code Research Race game that was used to introduce new students to library resources. She serves as a subject specialist and liaison to the departments of Art/Architecture, Canadian Studies, International Business, and Management. In addition to her work on campus, Elaine is active in the Idaho Library Association, the Pacific Northwest Library Association, and the American Library Association.
Idaho Librarians' Role in Census Redistricting: The 2001-2 Redistricting Project and How Librarians Made a Difference (with Lily Wai and Stephen Woods), Idaho Librarian (2003)
For the first time in the State of Idaho, ten libraries from around the State...
Online Video Tutorials
Article Search Tips (with Amy E. Vecchione and Sara Seely), Albertsons Library YouTube (2010)
Digital Resources for Enhancing Instruction and Engaging Students (with Erin Passehl, Sara Seely, and Rick Stoddart), Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University (2010)
This hands-on workshop explores several interdisciplinary digital resources that can enrich your course materials and...
AnswerXpress: Lessons Learned, Challenges Faced and Services Provided (with Vicki Kreimeyer, Jim Jatkevicius, and Terri Wear), Idaho Library Association Annual Conference (2004)
Virtual Reference in Idaho: an Update on the Bunny Slipper Saga (with Terri Wear), Idaho Library Association Southwest Regional Conference (2004)
Selected Library Research Guides
Project Writing and Research E-Textbook (with Carrie Moore) (2012)
Project Writing and Research - where the Library and First Year Writing courses team up...