From the Programming Librarian blog:
Provides tips and suggestions for how to show a film at your library.
Of course, our very own Nancy Spiegel is also a great resource!
I found this article from The Chronicle to be helpful in thinking about how I begin my session when I teach one-shot classes
Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class
James M. Lange
James M. Lang is a professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, in Worcester, Mass.
A new report has been released from Project Information Literacy.
Project Information Literacy studies focus on information literacy at all levels of education and stages of life. View other Project Information Literacy reports and publications.
The audio and transcript from the threshold concepts webinar hosted by the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee is now live:
Title: ACRL SLILC Big Picture Theory and the Practical Classroom: Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy Instruction
Recording of the November 17, 2015
I’ve reserved the TECHB@R (JRL 160) for the following webinar. Please feel free to join us!
Big Picture Theory and the Practical Classroom: Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy Instruction
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:00 am CST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Sylvia Lin Hanick, First Year Experience Librarian and Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
Lori Townsend, Learning Services Coordinator, University of New Mexico
Threshold concepts offer a big picture perspective for our information literacy content; this model encourages expert practitioners (us!) to identify the broad ideas that define a discipline. This is not easy because threshold concepts are themselves a threshold concept. They are transformative, integrative, irreversible, bounded, troublesome, and – importantly – they take time to traverse. This meeting will introduce the threshold concepts model as it applies to information literacy. It will address criticisms of the model and discuss the implications of the theory for teaching and learning in the library classroom. We will talk about how librarians can incorporate conceptual teaching into their practice and provide examples of activities and assignments.
This webinar is sponsored by the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee
The 44th Annual LOEX Conference is on May 5-7, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Proposals are now being accepted for breakout sessions. The tracks this year are:
* ReImagine: Rethinking Teaching & Learning
* ReFrame: Exploring Multiple Perspectives on Pedagogy
* ReCycle: Using Technology & Keeping Teaching Fresh
* ReConnect: Meeting Your Neighbors – Outreach & Collaboration
* ReInvigorate: Leading to Create Change
* ReAssess: Learning from Success & Failure
Proposals are due Friday, November 20, 2015. More information.
LOEX is a great conference on information literacy, instruction and teaching in libraries. It is short, focused, and relatively inexpensive. If you would like more information about LOEX, contact Rebecca Starkey. The Library is a LOEX member.
LOEX is holding a new conference this year:
“Focused on…the ACRL Framework”
November 13-14, 2015
Registration opens on Friday, September 18th. LOEX conferences often fill up within a day, so if you are interested, you may want to mark your calendar!
UChicago is a LOEX member, which means we have priority registration.
I have attended several LOEX conferences, and I find them to be very helpful as they are very small and focused specifically on instruction.
Welcome to Instructionally Speaking, a new University of Chicago Library staff blog hosted by the Committee on Instruction and Outreach (CIAO). The purpose of Instructionally Speaking is to provide a place for Library staff to learn more about instruction, and share information with colleagues such as:
While CIAO is initiating this blog, we hope that in the future, you will contribute articles and content that you think would be of interest to your colleagues. We envision Instructionally Speaking to be a virtual community of practice, where our shared knowledge and skills can help us grow the Library’s instructional programs.