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This PowerPoint presentation outlines a recent instruction meeting, focusing on a library instructor's teaching responsibilities, but also talking about our First Year Seminar program and marketing ...

This PowerPoint presentation outlines a recent instruction meeting, focusing on a library instructor's teaching responsibilities, but also talking about our First Year Seminar program and marketing library instruction sessions.

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Instruction Meeting Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Instruction Meeting
    Oboler Library: 9/11/09
  • 2. Welcome
    Instruction happening daily
    FYS scavenger hunt
    FYS scavenger hunt with answers
    Answer questions, but also encourage/coach the freshmen
  • 3. A library instructor’s responsibilities?
    Divide into groups
    Assign roles
    - Spokesperson
    - Scribe
    Discuss answers to question above.
    Find an article, blog, document, etc. that supports one or more of you answers.
  • 4. Discussions
    Spokespersons share group answers
    Write answers for all to see
    Compare prepared list
  • 5. Groups’ Answers
    Instill a spirit of collaborative. independence
    Maintain order in the classroom.
    Collaborate with the instructor.
    Advertise and drum up business.
    Be prepared & organized.
    Do no harm. Leave & enlightened.
    Instill skepticism & critical thinking.
    Show them something new.
    Solicit feedback & evaluations.
    Stay within the time frame.
    Coach faculty.
  • 6. Instructor’s responsibilities
    Communicate
    Create outline/plan
    Solicit feedback
    Adjust outline/plan
    Prepare handouts & worksheets
    Practice search examples
    Teach
    Allow for hands-on
    Help students
    Have them fill out evaluations
    Send back summary to faculty
    Offer follow-up visit
    Know info-lit standards
    Coach faculty
    Send follow-up eval.
  • 7. Visiting liaisons/depts.
    Instructional Services Handout
    -- Share it
    -- Find it on the J Drive  2008-2009 Handouts folder w/i Instruction folder
    Attend a department meeting
    Visit your liaison
  • 8. Promote library instruction
    If faculty liked your instruction, tell them to recommend library instruction to colleagues.
    Talk about library instruction with contacts
    Mention open workshops at
    beginning of classes when
    relevant
    Other ideas?
  • 9. Teaching methods
    Would you use these methods in your own instruction?
    -- Problem-based learning
    -- Groups
    -- Discussion
    -- Hands-on searching time
    -- Provide feedback
    When?
    Why?
  • 10. Future instruction meetings
    Focus on Information Literacy Skills
    Talk about follow-up surveys and feedback methods
    Other suggestions?
  • 11. The End
  • 12. Other questions
    How can we teach at the academic level?
    Do we teach content? Process? Critical thinking?
    What are the benefits of follow-up communication? Drawbacks?
    Should we offer to review their students’ bibliographies/works cited?
    Why did you choose these articles/writings?
    How can we promote instruction?
  • 13. Purpose of library instruction
    We teach them how to use the Library. We teach students how to find information efficiently, how to use it responsibly, and how to document it accurately.
    -- Phil Homan