Teaching Information Literacy to College Students

Teaching Information Literacy to College Students
Facilitated by Joanna M. Burkhardt

3-week facilitated eCourse
Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015


In this eCourse, Burkhardt draws from her bestselling book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students to show you how to create challenging, engaging lessons and exercises that will give college students the foundation they need to distinguish between the easiest sources to find and the best sources to use.

Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials
with Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 15

Get a foundation in instructional design. Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan for one of your upcoming workshops, courses, or tutorials, and will receive feedback on it from the instructors and fellow participants.

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

  • Identify major principles of instructional design to apply to your teaching
  • Incorporate appropriate learning theories into your materials
  • Develop an assessment plan appropriate for your objectives
  • Select and effectively integrate appropriately matched technologies and teaching tools

Teaching Skills for Librarians

Public and academic librarians are often called upon to deliver educational instruction and training, even though these skills required to do so are not always covered as part of their MLS education. This program was developed in order to provide librarians with a basic set of skills for teaching adult learners.

Teaching Skills for Librarians: A Professional Development Online Course Offered in Collaboration with the College of Saint Rose

Monday, September 8, 2014 through Friday, December 12, 2014

Course Description
The College of St. Rose in cooperation with the New York Library Association is offering a professional development course for librarians. The course will be offered as a completely online study experience. The modules will engage students in the development of foundational skills for teaching and learning for librarians; delivery of Instruction about libraries and library skills; use of technology for teaching and information resources for teaching library skills; and the need for collaboration in selecting content for effectively teaching library skills.

1. Module One: A Foundation for Teaching and Learning for Librarians
Pre-assess audience for clear direction regarding learning needs;
Establish and state learning objectives and participant outcomes in behavioral terms;
Organize materials and resources for instruction, considering transmission of content, and motivation of learners with varying learning preferences and needs;
Introduce instruction and get participants set for the learning to come;
Plan activities that focus on objectives and outcomes, and use objectives and outcomes as screens for selecting learning activities. Activities should model interactive strategies to engage learners, provide application opportunities for learners, and build a community of learners throughout instructional delivery;
Monitor learning progress at formative instructional junctures and adjust instruction;
Assess objectives and learner outcomes;
Choose tactics to bring closure to instruction.

2. Module Two: Delivery of Instruction about Libraries and Library Skills
Revise a lesson in library instruction;
Model interactive strategies to engage learners;
Use learners to instruct the learners;
Provide opportunities for learners to apply material that is taught;
Build a community of learners throughout instructional delivery;
Devise questions and elicit higher order thinking as answers;
Manage instruction and manage discipline.

3. Module Three: Technology and Teaching about Libraries, Information Resources, and Library Skills
Teach information technology and literacies related to the library;
Teach about libraries and teaching library skills with technology, as appropriate;
Use technology to enhance instruction;
Develop electronic instructional modules;
Teach without technology, as appropriate.

4. Module Four: Collaboration and Subject Matter
Collaborate with those requesting service to assure client satisfaction;
Collaborate with members and organizations in the community to increase understanding of the library as a community resource, and to solicit input about scheduling useful instruction about the library for the community;
Involve clients with the subject matter;
Collaborate on an institution-wide level to develop strategies that address the information literacy needs of student/clients on an ongoing, extended basis.

There are two registration options. One including graduate credit and one without.

$650 (credit is graduate level course credit – accredited by the College of Saint Rose)
Please click here to download the registration form for the 1-credit option.

$450 option, without graduate credit
Please click here to download the registration form for the 0-credit option.

Click here to download the credit card payment form.

Form must be completed and submitted to St. Rose with payment in full by August 31, 2014.

Please send all forms to the attention of:

Casey Redden, Assistant Registrar for Special Projects
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 454-2081
Fax: (518) 454-2012

To e-mail form: reddenc@mail.strose.edu

* The College of Saint Rose acknowledges and thanks the Library Instruction Leadership Academy (LILAC) Academy for its contributions to the conceptualization of this course.

Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education July Workshops

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**Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education – Exceptional CE Since 1975**

*July 2014 Online* *(asynchronous) Workshops *

*July 1 – July 31, 2014*
*$250 (GSLIS Alumni Price: $200)*
*PDPs: 15*

— *Blaze a Trail: How to Use–and Create–Book Trailers in Your Library

*– **Business Research 101: Sources and Strategies*

*– **Creating Great Online Research Guides*

— *How to Become a Great Teacher*

— *Managing the One-Person Library*

*– **MARC Basics for New Catalogers*

— *Re-imagining Nonfiction and Reference Collections, Services, & Spaces*

— *Teen Lit Boot Camp: Nonfiction*

*June 2014 Onsite **Workshops *

*– **Album Structures*
$220 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $175)
July 12, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm – PDPs: 7

Please note: This workshop requires tools and also has an additional
materials fee. It is part of the Book Arts & Artists


Please check our full schedule for
additional workshops!

For additional information on workshops or to register see

Linnea Johnson ’04LS
2014 MBA Candidate
Manager of Technology | Adjunct Faculty
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2834

Continuing Education/Communications/Community
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192
email kristen.liberman@simmons.edu or slisce@simmons.edu

Check out our most recent CE schedule
http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/index.php !

Teaching Information Literacy to College Students

Teaching Information Literacy to College Students
Facilitated by Joanna M. Burkhardt

3-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, June 2, 2014


In this eCourse, Burkhardt draws from her bestselling book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students to show you how to create challenging, engaging lessons and exercises that will give college students the foundation they need to distinguish between the easiest sources to find and the best sources to use.

After completing this eCourse, you’ll be able to

Understand the concept of Information Literacy and its importance in a modern college environment
Understand the pedagogy behind information literacy
Be able to create lessons and exercises that will engage, challenge and teach college students
Included in the price of the eCourse is the ALA eEditions e-book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students, Second Edition, by Joanna M. Burkhardt and Mary C. MacDonald with Andrée J. Rathemacher.

California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction Spring Workshop

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The California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction Announces Its Spring 2010 Workshop

Count Us In!: Strategic Innovation to Navigate Changing Learning Environments is set for Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 3:45p.m., at California State University, East Bay (Hayward campus) http://ic.arc.losrios.edu/~ccli/.

Spend a day with other instruction librarians from around California as we explore ways to reinvigorate and innovate our practices in changing learning environments!  We are excited to present:

Take the Best and Leave the Rest – Karen G. Schneider, Director of the Cushing Library, Holy Names University and Free Range Librarian blogger

Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators – Char Booth, E-Learning Librarian at UC Berkeley

Search Engine Optimization as an Information Literacy: Building Engagement by Revealing Information Architecture – Nicholas Schiller, Systems & Instruction librarian, Washington State University, Vancouver

Information Literacy Outreach: Connecting with Campus Partners (panel discussion) – Nicole Greenland, Library Systems Administrator/Faculty Development Librarian, Holy Names University; Margot Hanson, Web Services Librarian, Golden Gate University; and Annette Marines, Instruction and Outreach Coordinator, University of California, Santa Cruz

Cost of the workshop will be $45 for librarians and $25 for students and includes continental breakfast and lunch. For complete details as well as Paypal registration or a mail-in form, please visit http://ic.arc.losrios.edu/~ccli/.

3/18 Workshop: “Coping in Tough Times”

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Librarians who provide instruction are invited to attend the following workshop sponsored by UCLA’s Information Literacy Program.

“Coping in Tough Times: Approaches to Teaching IL with Limited Staff”

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 10 AM-noon, YRL Presentation Room, UCLA

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 10 AM-noon SLT/Pacific Time, Second Life

(Second Life location will be provided in your RSVP confirmation message.)

Given current downward trends in staffing, librarians are designing creative ways to leverage their limited availability to provide library instruction to their users. This highly interactive, learner-centered workshop was created by instruction librarians for instruction librarians. Read about three approaches taken in Fall 2009 at UCLA for designing and conducting Train-the-Trainer information literacy sessions for teaching assistants and instructors in a variety of disciplines. During the workshop, discuss and consider these approaches for your own population groups and instructional needs.

This interactive workshop will be held simultaneously at UCLA and  in the 3D virtual world of Second Life. Second Life basic accounts are free: http://secondlife.com

Space is limited to 40 in-person participants at UCLA and 40 Second Life participants.

Please RSVP below for either the RL (real life) workshop at UCLA or the Second Life workshop. We look forward to seeing you there in-person or virtually!

RSVP by March 15, 2010….

…for the in-person workshop online at (http://tiny.cc/ZVE50)


…for the Second Life workshop online at (http://tinyurl.com/yhbecrb)

Innovate June/July Issue

via email

_Innovate_ [1] is published bimonthly as a public service by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University and is sponsored, in part, by Microsoft.

The June/July issue, guest edited by Steve Bronack, Owen Kelly, and Roni Linser, provides a glimpse of the kinds of engaging, quality teaching, learning, and investigation going on today in the area of virtual worlds, simulations, and education. We begin the issue with a thoughtful exploration by Clark Aldrich that suggests a framework for thinking about virtuality and the place of virtual environments in the learning process. This framework provides a guide for educators considering the bewildering spectrum of virtual worlds, games, and simulations. See http://tinyurl.com/kk66dj [2]

Catheryn Cheal is one such educator; her study hints at the importance of a common understanding of the shared and differentiating attributes of games, virtual worlds, and simulations. Cheal found that her students were frustrated by their virtual world experience in an undergraduate course, in part because they saw Second Life as play. Cheal’s discussion suggests that educators must think carefully about how to use exercises using tools that do not have real-world analogues in their classes. See http://tinyurl.com/lsnn2j [3]

Whether your environment is a game, a simulation, or a virtual world, Paul Wallace and James Maryott offer a reminder that the behaviors of learners immersed in such spaces are likely to be motivated by the same beliefs and biases that motivate their real-world behaviors. Wallace and Maryott’s exploratory study of the influence of cultural assumptions and biases on the ways students present themselves as avatars, and how they react to the avatars of others, provides a framework for future research into the human factors that ultimately decide whether this technology is successful. See http://tinyurl.com/mr75my [4]

Baba Kofi Weusijana, Vanessa Svihla, Drue Gawel, and John Bransford explore how Second Life enables students to understand their own process of learning in ways that are generally inaccessible. Their innovative model uses the virtual world to offer not only a concrete experience to complement an abstract theory under investigation, but also a practical model for using virtual worlds, role play, and simulations to enhance classroom experiences. See http://tinyurl.com/nw9lm9 [5]

Because Second Life has come to dominate the public understanding of virtuality, it is not surprising that Victoria L. Walker and Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw also use Second Life to provide online counseling students with opportunities for practice. In a domain where many question the legitimacy of human-to-human contact mediated by avatars, Walker and Rockinson-Szapkiw suggest that virtual worlds enable safe, discipline-specific, hands-on practice activities similar to those available to on-campus students. See http://tinyurl.com/loec49 [6]

While many useful ready-made virtual tools are becoming more available, using them in teaching remains difficult and intimidating for many. Penny de Byl describes the creation of a set of tools that teachers can use without needing special technical expertise, and without simply porting their old pedagogical ideas into a new framework. See http://tinyurl.com/nvswao [7]

BTW, we are delighted to announce that Innovate is co-sponsoring a virtual worlds workshop led by two of our special issue editors, Stephen Bronack and Owen Kelley, at the WCET annual conference this coming October in Denver. See http://tinyurl.com/l8hyhk [8]

In the From Our Sponsor section, I interviewed Ralph Young, Microsoft\’s vice president, worldwide communications sector, about the future of higher education. Young describes the challenges that lie ahead for higher education; discusses the strategies, approaches, and solutions that are being developed across the world; and outlines the role technology will play in the future of higher education. See http://tinyurl.com/mtmpnr [9]

We have extended the deadline for our upcoming special issue on the future of the textbook. Submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2009; the projected publication date is December 2009/January 2010.

We hope that you enjoy this issue. Please use the discussion board within each article to raise questions or provide additional commentary. Your comments will be sent to authors for their response, which will become part of the record for their article. Also, please forward this announcement to appropriate mailing lists and to colleagues who want to use IT tools to advance their work and ask your organizational librarian to link to Innovate in their resource section for open-access e-journals.


James L Morrison
Editor-in-Chief, _Innovate_
http://www.innovateonline.info [10]
Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Nova Southeastern University
http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/home.htm [11]

[1] http://www.innovateonline.info
[2] http://tinyurl.com/kk66dj
[3] http://tinyurl.com/lsnn2j
[4] http://tinyurl.com/mr75my
[5] http://tinyurl.com/nw9lm9
[6] http://tinyurl.com/loec49
[7] http://tinyurl.com/nvswao
[8] http://tinyurl.com/l8hyhk
[9] http://tinyurl.com/mtmpnr
[10] http://www.innovateonline.info
[11] http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/home.htm

Reminder – Immersion ‘09 applications due Dec. 8

Applications are now being accepted for Immersion ’09 Teacher and Program Tracks! December 8, 2008 is the deadline to apply.

2009 will bring a new structure to the Immersion Program. Teacher Track and Program tracks will continue to be offered together in summer 2009, and for the first time, Intentional Teacher and Assessment tracks will be offered simultaneously in late fall 2009. This new schedule blends Immersion programs with similar formats and lengths to offer a more cohesive Immersion experience.  It also allows Teacher and Program graduates to continue their experience by applying for Assessment or Intentional Teacher programs to be held in the fall.

TEACHER TRACK. The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy.  Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program.

PROGRAM TRACK. The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies into an action plan for implementation at the home institution.

Immersion ’09 will be held at the Eckerd College Conference Center and Lodge in St. Petersburg, Florida, July 26-31, 2009.

Complete details about the Immersion ‘09 tracks, including curriculum, learning outcomes, and more are online.

Application instructions are online.  Acceptance to Immersion ‘09 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Monday, December 8, 2008.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for Teacher Track applicants only.  Details are available online.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522; mconahan@ala.org.

2nd Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference

I’m writing to invite you to join us for the second annual Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference, which is sponsored and produced by LearningTimes. The OTL Conference is based on the popular series of guidebooks and co-chaired by best-selling authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt.

The event will take place entirely over the Internet on October 8 and 9, 2008. A special pre-conference workshop, hosted by Fielding Graduate University, will be held on October 7, 2008. Register now and get early-bird registration savings AND a special discount coupon just for LearningTimes members.

For more information visit: http://www.onlineteachingandlearning.com

Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get your extra savings.

The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) Conference offers concrete and practical resources to help higher education practitioners meet the challenges of the online learning environment. During the conference you will:

— Meet the authors and attend live interactive sessions

— Network with hundreds of colleagues from across the globe

— Participate in engaging keynotes and featured workshop sessions

— Access archived session information at any time after the conference

— Experience online learning facilitated by leaders in the field

Gain an instant library:

Registrants receive their choice of ANY three books from the Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning series upon registration, for no additional fee.

Sign up by September 8, 2008 and save $30.00 with the early-bird offer.


Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get an extra $10 savings for LearningTimes members.

Many group pricing and sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more click this link to contact us.


We hope to see you online in October!