Instruction Committee Webinar: "Scaling Up: Rebuilding An Instruction Program With Limited Resources"

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

"All is changed about me. I must change, too."
-Jane Eyre

Think your library instruction program may need to change in response to changes at your institution? The CARLI Instruction Committee wants to help!

Our theme for this year is: "Evolving Library Instruction: Negotiating Change in Uncertain Times." Because of current trends and challenges in higher education, libraries are changing the way they do things so they can continue to provide quality service and meaningful instruction with different or fewer resources. We are planning a series of free webinars from librarians in the region who are taking bold steps into a new world.

We’ll kick off the year with:

"Scaling Up: Rebuilding An Instruction Program With Limited Resources
Amy Hall & Sarah Leeman, National Louis University
Wednesday, December 7 from 1:00-2:00pm CST

National Louis University’s Library & Learning Support (LLS) unit has experienced significant changes over the past few years. Shifting trends in higher education, new university programs, a department reorganization, and university-wide resizing all continue to impact a variety of library services. In this webinar, NLU librarians discuss their plan to rebuild their instruction program, focusing on targeted outreach efforts and curriculum-embedded information literacy instruction that allows LLS to maximize student impact even in a time of limited resources.

Amy Hall is a Teaching & Learning Librarian and Assistant Professor for Library & Learning Support at National Louis University in Chicago, where she helps a diverse community of students and faculty grapple with issues in digital information literacy. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in library & information science from Florida State University. Thanks to previous experiences as an online student and as an instructional designer for online programs, she is particularly interested in using technology to support critical thinking and learning.

Sarah Leeman is an Online Learning Librarian and Assistant Professor at National Louis University in Chicago, where she develops information literacy curriculum, teaches credit courses and instruction sessions, and works closely with students and faculty. She is most interested in critical information literacy instruction and user experience as it relates to library resources and course design. Sarah holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and English from Ripon College, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The recording is available from the Instruction webpage under "Enhancing Library Instruction".
See "Scaling Up: Rebuilding an Instruction Program with Limited Resources" for recording and slides.