Discussion in Second Life, the virtual world, on 16 February 2011, 12 noon Second Life time (that's 8pm UK time): This inspired my teaching! You need a second Life avatar and the Second Life browser installed on your computer, to participate.
What book, article, web resource or movie has inspired *your* teaching? Please come along and share! Sheila Yoshikawa will start off by highlighting results from a UK and a USA survey of what delegates at 2 key information literacy conferences had found inspirational (LILAC and LOEX of the West). They varied from fiction (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Little Women) to educational classics (e.g. Freire's work) to practical tutorials and books by librarians, to tales of inspirational individuals. This is different from the usual teacher's reading list! The list from the UK study is at http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/brown-davies-2009.pdf and the US list is in:
Brier, D.J. and Lebbin, V.K. (2006). “Ike loa: a list of influential books shaping the instruction librarian’s teaching and learning philosophy”. Reference Services Review, 34 (4), 607-643.
The venue is http://slurl.com/secondlife/infolit%20ischool/129/242/22/