The Teaching SIG is seeking proposals from practicing teaching librarians on the subject of navigating the new (to many of us) virtual classroom as a result of COVID-19. We are seeking a variety of voices for this panel, and while submissions are welcomed from all, please especially consider submitting a proposal if you are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) or a new teacher. Please read on for the panel description.
Please submit your proposal by Thursday, February 25th to both Eva Sclippa and Anna Boutin-Cooper, Teaching SIG co-coordinators, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We ask that you send us an abstract of your intended talk, no longer than 250 words.
COVID-19 has presented a multitude of challenges for librarians, forcing us to completely rethink what it means to thoughtfully engage with our library users. This extends to the library classroom, which shifted dramatically for many when campuses around the country closed down and went virtual this past spring. This panel will highlight the experiences of teacher librarians who navigated the new virtual environment, as they share their thoughts, best practices, and lessons learned.