This is a drop in session where I sat in the journal section of the library and was available to help students with their SDA’s (Self Developed Assignments). Only 4 students turned up to the session, however I was able to help unpick these students ideas and point them in directions that they hadn’t previously thought about. Their seems to be a bit of a stigma about actually looking at real books these days as they all wanted to do there research on instagram.
One student had an idea but was unable to point out any photographers she liked, so this micro session was about introducing her to a range of sources in the library. I was able to define some of the areas of photographic practise she was interested in and then introduced her to a series of books that I thought she might find interesting.
Reflection on the session
Reflecting on how this kind of session works, I have realised that there is very little preparation that can be done for sessions like this until your at a stage when you know individual projects and are able to provide tailor made answers to individual problems. I could have however pre prepared a wider range of photographic sources so that more of the student might have instantly found something they are interested in. My photographic knowledge is pretty good in terms of knowing individual photographers but I do sometimes struggle with remembering names so perhaps creating a list or index would be beneficial for all parties involved.