This post corresponds with my presentation at the Canadian Library Assessment Workshop on Friday, October 27, 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia. Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Stx0qmaKZRM4SIGqoH9N3dqUMzNMCmHzJfuX8YYhr7M/edit?usp=sharing Scenario - Leave No Trace You are the Assessment Librarian at a large university with a team of a dozen instruction librarians. Everyone is excited to embark on a new peer… Continue reading Observe, Reflect, Learn: Developing a Peer Teaching Observation Program in Your Library
Teaching is terrifying. It's also exhilarating, fascinating, challenging, and deeply rewarding. Making the transition from being a student to being a teacher is a complex process, as evidenced by the questions raised by librarian Nicole Gustavsen on Twitter last week. I asked Nicole if she would be interested in having a longer conversation about… Continue reading Teacher identities, empathy, and the beginner’s mind: A conversation with Nicole Gustavsen.
Did you know that tomorrow is the longest day of the year? I'm at my dining room table, reading articles about information literacy as lightning flickers across the sky. It's hot this week and it feels like the whole world is sizzling, waiting. I got a phone call today that could change my trajectory. I… Continue reading On the 10th anniversary of Communications in Information Literacy. (Day 100/100)
The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) and Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) both celebrated 10-year anniversaries this year--something I only figured out through a very confusing conversation with Kevin Seeber wherein I congratulated him on having a book review published in the 10th anniversary issue of JIL (it’s actually published in the 10th-anniversary issue of… Continue reading Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Information Literacy. (Day 99/100)
My job title is Pedagogy and Assessment Librarian. I took a course called “Assessment” in my LIS graduate program. I just finished writing a 10-page year-end assessment report which I submitted to our University Assessment Director (and he looooved it). The point is, I should know a lot about assessment. I don’t. I’m still figuring… Continue reading Information literacy assessment. (Day 88/100)
At the CU Libraries Instruction Unconference, I attended a session about practical critical information literacy. The facilitator suggested that we introduce ourselves by explaining how we first learned about critical information literacy. Several participants indicated that the session itself was their introduction to critical information literacy, while others commented that they learned about the topic… Continue reading Critical information literacy. (Day 74/100)
I've been doing a lot of reading. Several times a week, I check my mailbox and find a small package from a publisher, containing a book to be read in consideration for the Stonewall Book Award. There's a growing stack of colorful books by my front door and, most days, I try to squeeze in… Continue reading In conversation with my husband. (Day 43/100)
When I started my LIS graduate program, I was 23 years old and I had just finished my bachelor's degree at Oberlin College less than a year before. By the time I was 25, I was an adjunct professor at a community college, and I had a tenure-track job by the age of 27. Did… Continue reading I choose to be amazed. (Day 25/100)
This page provides supplemental materials related to my poster presentation on Friday, March 24 at #ACRL2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Course Syllabus Fisher - INFO 101 - Summer 2016 Syllabus Example Assignments INFO 101 - Evaluating Sources Activity INFO 101 - Database Search Log INFO 101 - Google Search Log INFO 101 - Primo Search Log… Continue reading Applying the Framework to an Online Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course
Today is the first day of my project to read 100 information literacy articles in 100 days. My very imperfect reading list is mostly finalized, with big thanks to everyone who commented and provided helpful suggestions, including Meredith Farkas, Eamon Tewell, Elise Ferer, and others (including folks who noticed a couple of duplicate readings--oops). This… Continue reading day 1/100.