Learning Together: Case Studies in Implementing Faculty Learning Communities Around Information Literacy
Free online presentation
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM (Central)
Presented via Zoom
Have you ever wished that you had more time to engage with teaching faculty and other instructors at your institution about information literacy in a more in-depth way? In this panel presentation, librarians from four different institutions will share their experiences working with information literacy-focused faculty learning communities. Panelists will share how their faculty learning communities came to be, how they have been funded or otherwise supported, how they set goals and outcomes for their communities, how they selected content and developed activities for learning community participants, how they assessed these projects, and other lessons they learned along the way. Participants will leave the session with several different faculty development learning community models to consider and a plan for investigating potential opportunities at their own institutions.
Jenny Dale is currently leading a learning community for recipients of UNCG’s Information Literacy Faculty Development Awards.
Joanna Gadsby and Katy Sullivan facilitated a faculty learning community in 2018-2019 called “Cultivating Critical Thinking: Integrating Information Literacy into Course Content” through UMBC’s Faculty Development Center.
Hazel McClure and Debbie Morrow facilitated a faculty learning community in 2017-2018 called “Evaluating Resources, Misinformation, and Fake News: Promoting Advanced Information Literacy in the Classroom ” through GVSU’s Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.
Heather Snapp facilitated an “Integrating Information Literacy ” Faculty Learning Community while serving as a Lucas Center Faculty Fellow at FGCU in Spring and Fall 2019.
This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.
Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sam Harlow (email@example.com), co-chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here