Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Online course. New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices

A priced online Library Juice Academy course is: New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices. It is taught by Andrea Baer, and runs from September 3 to October 12, 2018. The cost is US $250. "This 6-week course is intended for librarians and graduate students who are either new to library instruction or who wish to strengthen their understandings of teaching information literacy as at once conceptual and process-oriented. Participants will explore the instructional roles of librarians and library services; the concept of information literacy, its evolution within libraries, and its relevance to librarianship; varying instructional approaches to information literacy; and instructional design principles and learning theories that can inform effective library instructional services. Participants will also apply their growing knowledge to developing their own teaching practices. Weekly discussions and assignments will focus on authentic tasks instruction librarians do in their work, such as communicating the meaning of information literacy and library instruction within a specific educational context, developing learning outcomes for an instruction session, developing a learning activity or lesson plan, and articulating one’s teaching philosophy through a teaching statement." Go to http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/099-new-directions-IL.php
Photo by Sheila Webber: another part of "water, Steel, Stone" by Joanna Whittle, Kelham island, Sheffield, August 2018

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