MLA: Current Trends in Instruction: Summaries and Discussion

Minnesota Library Association Conference
Current Trends in Instruction: Summaries and Discussion
October 7, 1010

Kristen Mastel, Outreach and Instruction Librarian (meye0539@umn.edu)
Kate Peterson, Information Literacy Librarian (katep@umn.edu)

Conferences Attended:


Selected Themes:regrettheerror.jpg

Livening up your instruction session (storytelling, images, narrative, comics, etc.)


Silverman, C. (2007). Regret the error: How media mistakes pollute the press and imperil free speech. New York: Union Square Press.

Dalhousie Libraries Cartoons & Humor: http://infolit.library.dal.ca/staff/cartoons.htm

Supporting Students on Topics

Making it "stick"
Making it their idea: The Learning Cycle in library instruction by Eric Frierson in In the Library with the Lead Pipe

Marek, E. A., Cavallo, A. M. L., & Renner, J. W. (1997). The learning cycle: Elementary learningcycle.jpgschool science and beyond. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Using images to find/refine a topic.  What do you see? What do you want to know more about?  What does this mean to __ (time/place)?

Group brainstorming topic activity sheet: http://www.mtroyal.ca/library/files/lotw2010/davidson.pdf  

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