Author: Lucinda Ward

Librarian Support for Evidence Synthesis Outside the Health Sciences (video replay)

Evidence synthesis methods such as systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and meta-analyses are used heavily to support evidence-based medicine, but are rapidly growing in their use in other disciplines (e.g. social sciences, agriculture, engineering, and business) to support decision making and policy. Because these methods rely on comprehensive, reproducible search strategies, librarian involvement is recommended.

Information Privilege: Beyond the Individual and into the Collective (Video Replay)

Over a decade ago, Char Booth coined the term “information privilege” and advocated for using the conceptual framework to further critical information literacy and open access. Information privilege critiques how access to information can be disparate, based on an individual’s privilege, and usually informed by one’s institutional affiliation, status, or social identity. The discourse on information privilege in Library and Information Science (LIS) has grown in recent years, with dozens of articles and conference presentations on the topic published in venues focused on critical information literacy, public services, scholarly communication, area studies, and health sciences over the last five years.

Beyond Universal Design for Learning – Rescheduled Webinar

As instructional designers, our choices impact learners in various ways and take on more importance when the instructor and learner are unseen participants in the learning process. One of the key frameworks in use for the creation of learning objects is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It has provided many librarians with a roadmap for creating learning objects by providing guidance on making design choices that recognize the diverse ways in which learners engage with virtual content. While helpful, UDL is just a starting point for inclusive learning. As a profession, we need to move beyond UDL because it falls short of inclusive design practices. Inclusive design, defined by the Inclusive Design Research Center, considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, and other forms of human difference

Recruiting Mentors for On-the-Fly Mentoring at ACRL 2023

Once again, the University Library Section (ULS) Membership Committee is providing the “On-the-Fly” mentoring service during the 2023 ACRL Conference in Pittsburgh.

Changing Roles: Impacting Student Achievement through Faculty Development

Faculty development provides librarians the opportunity to use our considerable expertise to develop scalable and sustainable programs that support teaching and learning – making a significant, demonstrable impact on the educational missions of our institutions. In this interactive panel discussion, three librarians with significant experience leading faculty development initiatives will discuss how librarians can impact student outcomes by adopting a faculty developer role.

Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities Video Replay

Presented on Monday, November 14, 2022, this presentation answered the questions: How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues? What are strategies for cultivating meaningful partnerships to advance interdisciplinary work? How can librarians and digital humanities colleagues work together to develop and promote cross-campus conversations among scholars in the humanities and social sciences?