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Georgia State University Library releases Library Instruction Recorder plugin as Open Source
As part of its commitment to the free culture movement<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_culture_movement>, Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce the initial release of the Library Instruction Recorder (LIR). LIR is a free, open source WordPress plugin that allows librarians and library staff to record and report on library instruction sessions.
User education is a core value of Librarianship<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/statementspols/corevalues#education>, and Georgia State University Library takes that commitment seriously by providing a variety of instruction sessions<http://library.gsu.edu/home/services-and-support/services/library-instruction/> and self-directed learning tools<http://research.library.gsu.edu/learnhowto?p=754175> to both students<http://library.gsu.edu/home/information-for-you/undergraduate-students/> and faculty<http://library.gsu.edu/home/information-for-you/faculty/>. To continue recording and reporting on library instruction sessions, the library needed a tool that was simple, easy-to-use, effective, and focused solely on library instruction needs - finding none, we decided to create our own!
LIR is available for download from the WordPress Plugin Directory<http://wordpress.org/plugins/library-instruction-recorder/>, and the source code is available on BitBucket<https://bitbucket.org/gsulibwebmaster/library-instruction-recorder>.
Cliff Landis, MSLIS
Web Services Librarian
Georgia State University Library
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