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