The Not-So-Distant Librarian: Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty
Friday, July 10, 2009
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Hone your online instruction skills in a preconference conducted by experts. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is a leader in distance education, and its librarians play an active and innovative role in the school’s online classes. In this half-day preconference, UMUC librarians will share practical tips and tools for designing and implementing online library instruction that addresses a variety of learning styles and engages students through active learning exercises, and fosters faculty buy-in. Participants will then work to draft an active learning exercise that meets the learning outcomes of their instruction session.
- Design an online library instruction session that meets the needs of various learning styles. Participants will review and discuss instruction material used by UMUC librarians. Participants will begin drafting or revising instruction content and determine delivery methods.
- Design an active learning exercise that engages students and teaches information literacy and critical thinking skills. After viewing and discussing models used by UMUC librarians, participants will work in groups to draft an active-learning exercise.
- Discover tips and techniques to promote information literacy to faculty and administrators. UMUC librarians will share their experiences conducting outreach to faculty, increasing the library’s visibility and advancing information literacy within the curriculum
Barbara Mann, Assistant Director for Public Services, Information and Library Services, University of Maryland;
Megan Davis, Regional Services Librarian, University of Maryland University College;
Joe Rawson, 24 x 7 Services Coordinator, University of Maryland University College
Registration fees: ACRL member - $195; ALA member - $245; Nonmember - $285; Student - $95. May 22, 2009 is the advance registration deadline. Registration materials are available online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/notsodistantlibrarian.cfm.
Visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/notsodistantlibrarian.cfm for complete details. Direct questions to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522 or e-mail email@example.com.
ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.