katep: July 2011 Archives

Teaching that Sticks! Workshop & Donuts

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Location: STSS 432B

Want a bit of inspiration for your instruction for fall semester?  Join consultants from the Center for Teaching and Learning for a workshop on approaches to teaching for long-term learning. Based on Dan and Chip Heath's bestselling book, Made to Stick, we will begin with the premise that real learning involves not just memory and understanding but also transformation. We'll discuss the Heaths' strategy for presenting ideas that stick and generate ways to apply it in your instruction. You'll leave with immediately usable ideas to refine your instruction sessions.

Designing Exhibits with Impact

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Andersen Library 120

What does it take to make a really compelling exhibit--from a small display case to a large room? Exhibits can be great instructional and outreach tools and whether you've done many exhibits or considering your first one the task can be challenging. This hands-on workshop will explore the conceptual phases of refining an idea, identifying your audience, and selecting content to the practical considerations of mounting an exhibit. Presented by Archives and Special Collections staff, Darren Terpstra, Stephanie Crowe, and Ryan Bean. 

Register at: https://webapps-prd.oit.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0302
I had to share this graphic--too clever!


Also Sarah Houghton-Jan shared her experience teaching a Google + class: http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/

Do we try it this fall...? Who is game? Wait...should have posted this in Google+....sigh...

2 job descriptions...

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I saw two interesting job ads recently (no I am not looking :)

Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian - NYU (http://library.nyu.edu/about/jobs.html)

I was struck both by the slightly odd job titles and by elements of the job descriptions. I highlighted the following phrases below that stood out to me. I was struck about how these positions continue to combine and mesh what might have been distinct positions in a previous generation...and how much they integrate the teaching/learning role of librarians with other duties-yet also aren't subject specific liaisons. 

...develop a framework for transitioning upper-division undergraduates from basic research skills to discipline-specific library research methods.

...The role involves program and curriculum development, implementation and assessment; a significant teaching load; and outreach and promotion to faculty and students using multiple avenues of communication.

...Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

...seeks a creative, user-centered, and energetic individual to design and implement innovations in the delivery of library services via our online environment.   Emphasis will be on content development and evaluation of the Library's public services web presence and its programmatic tie to our virtual reference environment.

...Promotes the Library's virtual learning environment in support of teaching, learning, and research. Specific duties include authoring and editing web content related to services, collections, and libraries; providing staff training and documentation; and analyzing online user behavior in terms of advancing our virtual reference service.

...If you are interested in joining a team focused on delivering robust virtual learning environments, we invite you to apply for this position.

What do you think?

RefWorks in Brief

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Did you see that RefWorks 2.0 was in the Brief..great way to get the word out of this change. Have you communicated this to your faculty? 


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