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Tutor profile: Tiffany W.

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Tiffany W.
Academic and Print Media Editor and Graphic Designer
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Subject: Writing

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Question:

To prepare you for the upcoming research paper, summarize what you think about your chosen topic. In this case, I have chosen to write about the water cycle.

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Answer:

First, the water falls to the ground, creating puddles or flowing into ponds, lakes, rivers, or streams. Next, the sun heats up the gathered water, turning it into gas and allowing it to rise into the air. Finally, all the gasses that have risen into the atmosphere gather into clouds until the conditions change so that the water cycle can begin again.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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For this exercise, imagine you are working in a public library as a new director who has taken over from a beloved director who retired after 35 years with the library. When you came for your interview, you toured the stacks and were allowed some first-hand insight into how the library has organized their space. The children's area, which can get rowdy during programs and storytime, is next to the adult computer lab, the circulation desk is at the back of the library with the reference desk near the front door. There is an open teen area near the circulation desk with a few study carrels and some bean bag chairs which, despite touring at 4:00, is barren of teens. The library currently uses Library of Congress organization for the non-fiction items and the fiction items are organized by title. What changes would you implement? How would you bring the staff on board?

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Answer:

The first step I would take is to meet the staff and get to know them, both as a group and individually. I would let them know that I want to make changes and that I welcome their ideas and input. I would first want to switch the locations of the reference desk and the circulation desk to make checking out materials easier. This will drive traffic away from the back of the library, making the teen area more inviting. I would add a few group study tables in the teen area. I would look into the opportunity to change the organization system to the Dewey Decimal system for non-fiction items and change the fiction section to be organized by author's last name and then title. I would add some type of barrier between the children's section and the computer lab, whether that's a glass wall or some other semi-transparent divider. These changes will hopefully make the library more inviting to teens and older patrons as well as creating a more serene experience and having less noise overall in the work areas.

Subject: InDesign

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Question:

How would you incorporate outside graphics to create a more fluid design within the limitations of InDesign?

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Answer:

By using outside graphics to improve upon a design, I can pull files from other Adobe programs and incorporate new graphics without altering the original file.

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