By Eva Sclippa What is your name? Where are you in the field currently? What has been your teaching experience thus far? My name is Eva Sclippa; I’m currently First Year Engagement Librarian at UNC Wilmington, but the lesson plan I’m sharing today is from my time at Alfred University. In my role there, I coordinated and taught the information literacy sessions for the art history students, as well as for some studio classes. Though it is no longer art-specific instruction, even more of my time is now spent in the classroom, as I coordinate, schedule, and teach many of the one-shot sessions for First Year Seminar students here, as well as a for-credit course in the spring semesters called LIB 103: IntroductionRead More →

Destroying Images Research Paper Prep Session By Anna Boutin-Cooper What is your name? Where are you in the field currently? What has been your teaching experience thus far? I’m Anna (pronounced AH-na), and I’m currently the Research & Visual Arts Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) in Lancaster, PA. My position is essentially a traditional liaison role, mainly focused on the arts, and I have the opportunity to perform many different tasks, including instruction, cataloging zines, and working with special and digital collections. I recently obtained my MLIS in 2016, and this is my first full-time permanent librarian position, so I’m still pretty new to the field. I have had a wide range of teaching experience in my past, including the usualRead More →

Hello, Teaching SIG members! A general news and update post for you on some upcoming ARLIS Teaching SIG events: Interactive Panel Session, Wednesday, March 27, 4:10-5:30 pm: The Teaching SIG is hosting and planning an interactive panel session at the annual conference, “Inciting Learning by Doing: Bringing Active Learning into Your Classroom.” This session will introduce participants to a variety of active learning ideas and activities, and then we’ll spend the majority of the time working together and in small groups to help you develop active learning plans of your own. Teaching SIG Meeting, Thursday, March 28, 12:30-1:20 pm: For more conversation with your fellow SIG members and to discuss theRead More →

Welcome to the Lesson Plans series! Over the next several months, we’ll be sharing a selection of lesson plans and activities that Teaching SIG members have created and found useful, along with brief interviews about the lesson plans with the authors. We’re actively soliciting lesson plan posts from our members; if you would like to have your work posted on the blog, please email the Teaching SIG Coordinator at esclippa (at) gmail (dot) com. Our lesson plan and interview today are from one of our Blog Team members, Carol Ng-He: Virtual Teaching on Archaeology By Carol Ng-He What is your name? Where are you inRead More →

Welcome to the inaugural post of the new ARLIS/NA Teaching SIG blog! We’re very excited to finally open up this resource for ARLIS members to share their teaching expertise year-round—and hopefully for many years to come. Let’s start by answering a few questions. What is this?: The Teaching SIG blog will serve as an informational hub for the ARLIS Teaching Special Interest Group. We’re planning to start out with an “Intro to Instruction” series of posts spread out over several months, covering many of the fundamentals of teaching in librarianship. Though many of these will be written by the blog team, we are very interestedRead More →