9:45 -10:00: Introduction to the conference planning committee and c
Description: As more university librarians make efforts towards a cohesive library curriculum, getting started can often be the hardest part. Being able to consistently document each instruction session will allow librarians to better understand their connections to the ACRL Framework, as it relates to student centered learning tasks. Having an Information Literacy Integration Planner (ILIP) guides librarians towards better integration of the ACRL Framework, helps determine holes in their teaching, and can be a communication tool between campus faculty and the library. The ILIP also streamlines scaffolding efforts by allowing librarians to visualize core concepts in their instruction sessions and target specific knowledge gaps in the wider campus curriculum.
In this session, the facilitators will guide participants through the ILIP and demonstrate its effectiveness for documenting an entire academic library’s instruction program. Participants will be able to sit down with the Integration Planner and work through the process using their own instruction knowledge.
11:30 - 12:00 Breakout Sessions
Tour of the State Historical Society
Tour of the Mercantile and Thomas Jefferson Libraries
12:00-1:00 Lunch and networking
In this session, Lena Marvin and Judy Schmitt will discuss how their personal interests (board games and watercolor painting, respectively) inform their instruction styles. As a group, participants will examine how personal interests and teaching styles may change over time; whether teaching is different for those with solitary vs. group interests; and whether participants struggle with aspects of teaching that don’t necessarily “fit” their personal interests. Activities will be aimed at encouraging discussion of these issues and identifying connections between personal interests and teaching that participants may not have thought about before.
Do you administer a library instruction program, department, or a similar effort at your library? Do you serve in an instruction department that is considering a restructure/re-organization? Then this session is for you! Come join in on a great conversation about how library instruction units are structured, and how their efforts unfold, at colleges and universities throughout the St Louis region. Administrators, department heads, program coordinators, and “departments of one” are encouraged to share experiences, brainstorm ideas, and network with your colleagues and peers.