The Grounded Instruction Librarian: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Webcast Series

Thursday, 7/11/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Thursday, 7/18/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Thursday, 7/25/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Thursday, 8/1/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Corresponding to the ACRL publication, The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (July 2019), this series of webinars offers instruction librarians an introduction to key theories, research, and practices that underpin the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), as well as case studies of how these theories are being used in library instruction.

Webcast 1: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: An Introduction to SoTL and Signature Pedagogies

Thursday, July 11, 2019
In this first session, attendees will be introduced to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the concept of signature pedagogies. Discussion will focus on the implications of signature pedagogies for information literacy instruction.

Webcast 2: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Theory in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Thursday, July 18, 2019
In this second session, attendees will gain an understanding of the role theory can play in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Webcast 3: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Thursday, July 25, 2019
In this session participants will discuss the state of SoTL research in the field of Library & Information Science, as well as in higher education more broadly, and will be introduced to several current case studies & examples of SoTL information literacy projects.

Webcast 4: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Professional Development in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Thursday, August 1, 2019
In this session, participants will understand how to connect pedagogies, research, and theories to engage in further reflective practice as well as developing ideas on connecting with other librarians as well as across the campus.

Learning Outcomes

Webcast One:

  • Define SoTL in order to understand its implications for librarianship and the wider academy.
  • Define signature pedagogies in order to understand their implications for instruction.
  • Reflect on habits of mind necessary for students to be information literature.

Webcast Two:

  • Define SoTL in order to understand its implications for librarianship and the wider academy.
  • Discuss the role of theory in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Reflect on potential applications of theory in their own teaching and learning work.

Webcast Three:

  • Define SoTL in order to understand its implications for librarianship and the wider academy.
  • Reflect on the value of using SoTL research projects to inform and influence librarians’ teaching and learning practice.
  • Discuss the current status and examples of SoTL research projects in academic libraries.

Webcast Four:

  • Define SoTL in order to understand its implications for librarianship and the wider academy.
  • Understand the value of SoTL in cross-training, skill development, and professional growth.
  • Provide opportunity for discussion on communities of practice and campus partnerships

Who Should Attend

Academic librarians involved in teaching and reference, instruction coordinators/program heads, instructional designers/technologists, online learning librarians, library directors

Host

Cara Bradley is the Research & Scholarship Librarian at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, where her primary responsibility is supporting graduate student and faculty research. She first became interested in SoTL while seconded to the role of Associate Director of the University of Regina’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. She has published and presented widely on topics including SoTL, information literacy in the disciplines, information policy, and academic integrity. Her personal interests include gardening and traveling.

Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

Rhonda Huisman is the University Library Dean at St. Cloud State University where she oversees strategic planning, library instruction, collections, and space as well as staffing, professional development, and outreach. Rhonda has researched faculty-librarian collaborations, information literacy, and the first-year experience, but her primary focus has been on collaborating with K-12 librarians, community colleges, and four-year institutions to research college-readiness initiatives. Recent publications and presentations at ALA, ACRL, LOEX, and the IUPUI Assessment Institute have covered high-impact education practices, faculty-centered workshops, and communities of practice. She is an active member of several local and consortia boards, as well as served on many ACRL committees and facilitates for ACRL Immersion and the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education.

Melissa Mallon is the director of the Peabody Library and director of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN. Melissa is involved in several national efforts to promote information literacy, including serving on the steering committee of New Literacies Alliance, a multi-state collaborative effort to create free and open digital modules to teach students critical thinking and research skills. Melissa’s research interests include online learning, instructional design, the intersection of critical thinking and digital learning, and (of course!) SoTL. She recently published her first book, on the pivotal role of academic librarians in digital learning. Melissa tweets at @librarianliss.

Registration

Cost

Full series

Register for the full series and save money! Discounted rates are available with a full series registration. Registrants for all four webcasts in the series will receive a complimentary ebook copy of The Grounded Instruction Librarian and a certificate of completion.

Registration fee for full series
ACRL member: $150
ALA member: $225
Nonmember: $270
Student: $120
Group*: $695

Individual webcast

Registration for individual webcast(s) is also available.

Registration fee for individual webcast
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

How to Register

Register for the full series

  • Locate the webcast series under the July 2019 header
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast series title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Register for an indiviudal webcast(s)

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the monthly headings.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Archive
Webcasts will be recorded and made available to all registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.

Contact

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).