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This informal effort sought to generate a list of aphorisms to use in library research instruction sessions that are appropriate for audience members of all abilities and backgrounds. Aphorisms are succinct phrases of truth or opinion. They can be both established phrases that have been repurposed or novel ones that have been fabricated. The result of this effort is a collection that this instructor can employ readily and that audience members understand quickly and can remember easily. This presentation provides a strategy that recipients can individually validate and imitate.


This poster was presented at the MLA (Medical Library Association) Quad Chapter Meeting, 13-16 October 2012. It was hosted by the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the Tremont Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

MLA Quad Chapter HAN.docx (479 kB)
Supplemental handout to submitted poster.