Information literacy is a well-established goal of academic libraries, yet so much of the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs is absent from professional literature, job descriptions, and library school coursework. While the definition of a program is a coordinated set of activities in service of a specific purpose, what those activities actually consist of - and who is responsible for them - is highly dependent on institutional and interpersonal contexts.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been around for some time and many librarians have heard of it. Yet, it remains challenging for librarians to implement UDL, as much of the available literature is focused on classroom faculty and often does not match our needs. It is one thing to understand the theory of UDL and have a desire to try it, but to move from theory to practice, librarians also need to have a tool kit of actual concrete techniques that will work in a library setting. The aim of this course is to do just that—provide specific UDL strategies that librarians can implement.
During this interactive three-part webcast series, explore issues related to copyright for print, electronic, and media reserves.
Signature pedagogies are specific ways of teaching that move students to develop the habits of mind of a professional or disciplinarian (Ciccone, 2009). This concept is widely discussed in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning literature in other disciplines, but has yet to make its way into common conversation in information literacy. Throughout the four weeks, participants will spend time in conversation to deepen their understanding of the mental processes they go through when they work with information, while also discussing commonly used pedagogies to teach information literacy.
Despite the proliferation of leadership and mentoring programs, literature around leadership skill development, and related discussions in our professional associations, academic librarians still find themselves in leadership and management positions without advanced training or sufficient preparation to confidently and successfully fill those roles. ACRL recently published three books that address different aspects of leadership. In this webcast, participants will hear from the authors key take-aways from their work.
How can subject librarians collaborate effectively with digital scholarship colleagues? What are strategies for developing digital scholarship programming initiatives that stimulate interdisciplinary cross-campus participation? What are approaches for offering programs that facilitate sharing research efforts in digital scholarship at any stage, as well as ideas and best practices for teaching?
This webcast will address some common misperceptions about fair use, how to understand fair use, and explore some case-law examples.
Interim leadership presents complicated calculus for both institutions and individuals. This interactive webcast will review different interim models and processes, pros and cons, as well as pitfalls and benefits for both the organization and the interim leaders.
Middle Managers are influencers of workplace morale and talent acquisition and retention; they are expected to spark innovation in service models, collections, and spaces. As such, new middle managers need support in evolving their mindsets and approaches to leadership and communication. This course will fill a much-needed gap by blending the theoretical ideas about leadership with practical application. Rather than a checklist of do’s and don’ts, this course is about anticipating the effects of communication, so that leaders can flex their approaches and produce desired results.
During this interactive webcast, we will discuss methods, recommended practices, and rationales for employing games and gamification in information literacy, from small portions of one-shot instruction sessions to semester-long credit-bearing courses.