Sessions to Curriculum: A Somewhat Idealized Dramatization<br />Cathy Martin, Brian McMillan<br />Music Liaison Librarians...
December 8, 2010<br />Dear Professor, <br />In this first year of the Music School’s revised undergraduate curriculum, we ...
December 11, 2010<br />Dear Librarian, <br />It sounds like a great idea, but right now I’m busy marking. Perhaps early ne...
December 15, 2010<br />Dear Professor,<br />I hope your marking is going well. Shall we get together this week?<br />Libra...
December 17<br />Greetings from Paris! <br />I’m doing some research at the BnF before spending Christmas here. Sorry to h...
January 5, 2011<br />Happy New Year, Librarian!<br />I’m just drafting my course syllabus now. Can we meet tomorrow at 11h...
January 6, 2011, 11h30…<br />
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Sessions to Curriculum: A Somewhat Idealized Dramatization by Cathy Martin and Brian McMillan

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Until recently, the undergraduate information literacy program of McGill University’s Marvin Duchow Music Library consisted primarily of individual course-related presentations offered whenever the opportunity arose. While the number of students reached was large, there was no sequential development of music students’ information literacy competencies. A 2010 revision of the Schulich School of Music undergraduate curriculum provided a new opportunity for collaboration between librarians and professors to integrate an information literacy curriculum into the new course sequence. This presentation will discuss the new approach, focusing on the modular structure of one of the courses, Critical Thinking About Music, which enabled the librarians and professor to weave information literacy goals into the topic and pedagogical goals of each module. Curricular integration, which is entirely dependent on collegial collaboration between librarians and professors, has ensured a logical development of music student information literacy.
Cathy Martin (Marvin Duchow Music Library), Brian McMillan (Marvin Duchow Music Library)

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Sessions to Curriculum: A Somewhat Idealized Dramatization by Cathy Martin and Brian McMillan

  1. 1. Sessions to Curriculum: A Somewhat Idealized Dramatization<br />Cathy Martin, Brian McMillan<br />Music Liaison Librarians<br />Marvin Duchow Music Library<br />cathy.martin@mcgill.ca<br />brian.mcmillan@mcgill.ca<br />
  2. 2. December 8, 2010<br />Dear Professor, <br />In this first year of the Music School’s revised undergraduate curriculum, we in the Library are very excited to work with you as you plan the new 2nd-year history course “Critical Thinking about Music.” As you know, one of the Library’s information literacy goals is to encourage students to evaluate music resources critically. We offer a variety of brief in-class sessions that could reinforce the concepts you are teaching. <br />It would be a pleasure to meet to discuss a collaboration. Could we get together this week?<br />Yours, <br />Librarian<br />In anticipation of a new term, a Librarian emails a Professor… <br />
  3. 3. December 11, 2010<br />Dear Librarian, <br />It sounds like a great idea, but right now I’m busy marking. Perhaps early next week?<br />Yours,<br />Professor<br />
  4. 4. December 15, 2010<br />Dear Professor,<br />I hope your marking is going well. Shall we get together this week?<br />Librarian<br />
  5. 5. December 17<br />Greetings from Paris! <br />I’m doing some research at the BnF before spending Christmas here. Sorry to have missed you this term… <br />Happy Holidays!<br />Professor<br />
  6. 6. January 5, 2011<br />Happy New Year, Librarian!<br />I’m just drafting my course syllabus now. Can we meet tomorrow at 11h30?<br />Professor<br />
  7. 7. January 6, 2011, 11h30…<br />

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