In late 2019, the Teaching SIG blog team collected responses from SIG members about information literacy instruction in graduate school. We were interested in finding out what kind of instruction, if any, most art information professionals had been offered in their MLIS programs, and where they saw opportunities for improvement. Our casual survey indicated that most current professionals either had not had an information literacy instruction class in their program, or had been unable to take their program’s only offering due to scheduling conflicts. We reached out to Amanda Jenkins, the author of “Becoming Educators: Investigating Where Academic Librarians Learn How to Teach,” for herRead More →

Welcome to our Teaching 101 series, through which we will examine library instruction & teaching, highlighting best practices from multiple instructional lenses. The series will feature both how-to and reflective posts that the Teaching SIG Blog Team hopes will help inspire your instructional practices, wherever you are in your career. We welcome feedback on the direction of the series, as well as proposals for your own takes on instructional best practices. This month, our topic is creating learning outcomes for specific learners. For our first post of the series, we are delighted to welcome Carol Ng-He, member of the Teaching SIG Blog Team. Carol’s post,Read More →