Librarians and Faculty as Partners: Collaboration at Work
Are you a faculty member who
* finds your students’ research projects disappointing?
* is puzzled by students’ lack of information literacy, despite their savvy with technology?
If you want to help turn this around, librarians can be your best partners. Not only are they experts on the wide variety of resources that are available, they also know which ones students like and will use. They can help instructors effectively weave information literacy into engaging and enjoyable classroom activities, and can help reinvigorate research assignments. Librarians can also help their institutions meet the requirements of accreditation bodies, which increasingly insist that students gain information literary skills in their studies.
Knowledge benefits for you:
* Get specific tips and techniques for classroom collaborations with librarians
* Understand what broad information literacy competencies students should possess before graduating
* Learn best practices for information literacy and collaboration
* Receive a reading list and other materials you can put to work after the seminar
* Discuss ideas for engaging classroom assignments and active learning activities