The Science and Engineering Library and the Information Literacy
Collaborative hosted a one and a half day seminar for instructors in
the Institute of Technology on May 19 and 20, 2010. The purpose was to
create and support a community of faculty and instructors committed to
developing student skills in finding, evaluating, and synthesizing
information in their academic coursework and for lifelong learning.
The seminar introduced participants to a variety of Libraries services,
tools, and skill sets to help support instructors and students in their
teaching and learning. The seminar included sessions on information
literacy, library and Google research tools, copyright, scholarly
communication, data management, and offered consultations with subject
librarians for integrating these resources into current and future
Here are a few comments from faculty and instructors responding to
questions on beneficial aspects and feedback overall:
"Revelations about what the library can and does do to
facilitate faculty and student productivity"
"Learning about available resources, talking with fellow faculty
about issues related to effective pedagogy"
"Very informative. I learned a lot. It makes me think of new
ideas and more effective teaching strategies."
"Thank you all for a fun and informative workshop!"
Learn more at: http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/facultyseminar2010/