Katie Foran-Mulcahy, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
The Instruction Interest Group hosted their sold-out spring workshop at Stark State College in North Canton on Friday, May 30th, 2014. Michelle Millet (Immersion Faculty and Director, John Carroll University Library) delivered the keynote mini-workshop, entitled, “Doing It Backwards and Closing the Loop: Information Literacy, Backwards Design, and Assessment.” Other sessions included Teaching Techniques & Technology Tools Lightning Rounds and Teaching with a Discover Layer Panel Discussion, involving eight librarian-presenters from around the state, including Melissa Bauer, James Castrillo, Joe Fox, Vera Lux, Kristen Peters, Christine Sheetz, Debbie Tenofsky, and Derek Zoladz.
Beyond the workshop, we encourage ALAO members to get involved in IIG by blogging for us. Since February, we’ve published four posts from guest bloggers about diverse topics like library instruction marketing, senior independent study projects, gamifying library orientations, and discovery layers. Think you have what it takes to blog for IIG? Check out our blog information page (http://alaoinstructionig.wordpress.com/blog-for-us/) and use convenient web form to submit a blog proposal.
The 2013-2014 IIG Planning Team is comprised of co-chairs Katie Foran-Mulcahy and Sara Klink, plus Melissa Bauer (also named IIG Co-Chair 2014-2016), Julia Gustafson, Dana Knott, and Kristen Peters.