Instruction Interest Group Workshop Recap

Sara Klink, Stark State College
Melissa Bauer, Kent State University at Stark, Instruction IG Co- Chairs

On Friday, June 12, 2015 our instruction group held our annual spring workshop, “Making Connections: Embedding Information Literacy Across Your Curriculum” at Columbus State Community College. Our event was attended by 30 guests from 22 schools, consisting of degreed librarians, library staff and library students from around the state.

The theme of our workshop was fairly focused this year with the focus on integrating information literacy and library resources into curriculum across campus. There was also a good bit of discussion on how the library is able to use its resources and expertise to build very fulfilling and sometimes unique partnerships both on and off campus. A multi-step approach was discussed which included working with your library team to set common goals, targeting a specific population and building partnerships on campus that will help you reach your goals.

We want to thank our two wonderful presenters, Dr. Joe Salem who is the new Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries for the University Libraries at Penn State and Ann Marie Smeraldi who is the Head of Library Teaching and Learning Services at Cleveland State University. Both of our presenters shared valuable information and engaged guests with hands on activities and discussion. Please check our blog for a full recap and presenter content to be added soon.

I would also like thank this year’s co-chair Melissa Bauer and planning committee which includes Dana Knott, Kristen Peters, Mark Eddy and Janelle Hubble for helping plan and host our workshop.

Additionally, we are still moving forward with our instruction blog and are still accepting guest posts.  The deadline for the next cycle is July 17th.

Topics we are looking for include:

–Innovative uses of instructional tools (particularly those related to new technologies)—-

–One-shot instruction ideas

–Keeping instruction interesting

— Collaborating with departmental faculty

— Assessment (of one-shot sessions, of the program, of librarian teachers)

— Impact of the revision of ACRL’s IL competency standards on instruction

— Teaching and learning with web scale discovery

Interested parties may submit proposals through this link:

This entry was posted in Vol. 33 no. 2 (June 2015) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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