Welcome to our Teaching 101 series, through which we will examine library instruction & teaching, highlighting best practices from multiple instructional lenses. This month, Anna Boutin-Cooper will discuss pedagogy, and why it matters for the teaching librarian. “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What an educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy is a critical component of teaching, arguably as important as knowing how to manage a classroom or effectively convey subjectRead More →

Save the Date! The Teaching SIG is hosting its first ever virtual mini-conference on July 25th at 2:00pm. Join Eva Sclippa, Shannon Robinson, and Anna Boutin-Cooper for a share out of notes and thoughts from sessions attended at this year’s LOEX Conference. Eva and Anna will also share out some updates for the Teaching SIG, including plans for future virtual mini-conferences. Join our virtual mini-conference via Zoom at this link: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/956303164. Please contact the SIG Co-Coordinators, Anna & Eva, with any questions or concerns!Read More →

What is your name? Where are you in the field currently? What has been your teaching experience thus far? My name is Jillian Ewalt and I’m the Librarian for Visual Resources at the University of Dayton. My position includes managing a large art and visual resources collection for the Marian Library, a special library on the Blessed Virgin Mary, and serving as the liaison to the department of Art & Design. I recently transitioned into my liaison role and am excited to provide library instruction and research support for Art & Design students. Since I also work with special collections, much of my past teachingRead More →