Instruction Committee Webinar: "Intrusive Librarianship"

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The CARLI Instruction Committee's theme for this year is "Inclusive Classroom: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities." Through a series of online events, the committee will offer opportunities to discuss how to make our libraries and our classrooms more inclusive.

"Intrusive Librarianship" with Annette Alvarado

Presenter Information:

Annette Alvarado is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Loyola University Chicago Libraries - Lewis Library at the Water Tower Campus and is the liaison for Arrupe College and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Before her career at Loyola University Chicago she was an adult & teen reference librarian at Northlake Public Library District, an adjunct librarian at Harper College, and adjunct librarian at the City Colleges of Chicago Daley College. Annette was also a participant of the 2014 ILEAD USA: Illinois Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science, with an emphasis on Academic & Special Libraries from Dominican University.


In 2015, Loyola University Chicago opened Arrupe College, a program that offered a two-year associates degree program that was structured for students that needed academic support. These students come from diverse populations, and many are low-income, first-generation college students. Through small class sizes, one-on-one contact with faculty and staff, students would have the support system necessary to succeed in the program. Since its inception the Loyola University Chicago Lewis Library has worked with faculty and staff to teach and support information literacy in the program.

Intrusive Advising, also known as proactive advising, has been instituted by various educational institutions throughout the United States. At Arrupe College this approach has been adopted to meet the needs of underserved students. At Arrupe College all Faculty and staff take on advisory roles and follow this method of advising. It has been successful in reaching students that otherwise would not have asked for help. This webinar will showcase how Annette Alvarado has put intrusive advising into practice, and has become an intrusive librarian.

The recording for the webinar is posted on the Instruction page, under the heading for "Enhancing Library Instruction."

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