Though not all of us work in the context of academic libraries, a significant enough proportion do that at one point or another in our careers we’ll need to—or have the opportunity to!—collaborate with professors. In this week’s post, I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned about communicating and collaborating with professors in my career, and suggest a few best practices that have generally helped smooth my way. Some of the projects I’ve worked on with professor colleagues in the past have included jointly creating custom classroom sessions and activities surrounding the library’s medieval facsimile collection, an instruction project that culminated in a student curated exhibitRead 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 second post of the series, we are delighted to welcome Anna Boutin-Cooper, a member of the Teaching SIG Blog Team. Anna’s post isRead 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 →

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 →