What's in the Active Learning Toolkit?
Come out on December 8th and spend a dynamic day with colleagues. Our focus for the day will be on active learning. Find out what active learning is and how you can apply active learning techniques to engage with your students. Our morning session will feature an interactive presentation by Cory Laverty, who is Head of the Education Library at Queen's University and who has a wealth of experience related to information literacy. The afternoon will give you a chance to apply active learning techniques to a teaching scenario and share your thoughts with colleagues. Suggestions for teaching scenarios will be gathered from participants in advance in order to address your real teaching needs. Enjoy the chance to enhance your knowledge and spend time with colleagues, while helping to build UTL's active learning toolkit.
Collections, Information Literacy and Faculty-Librarian Collaborations Presentation
On September 17th, Roma Kail presented: "Collections, Information Literacy and Faculty-Librarian Collaborations". This presentation discussed the use of specific collections to foster faculty- librarian collaborations in the context of information literacy. Victoria University Library has incorporated the use of special collections into a variety of graduate and undergraduate assignments. By examining specific examples, the session explored a collections-based approach to information literacy and collaboration.
Check out her handout here: Collections, Information Literacy and Collaboration Handout
Significant Information Literacy Opportunities open up at U of T Presentation
On May 21st, Jenny Mendelsohn presented: "Significant Information Literacy Opportunities open up at U of T" by Jenny Mendelsohn. The presentation focused on two recent initiatives at the University of Toronto which are opening the doors to significant information literacy opportunities. One is the Curriculum Renewal process in the Faculty of Arts and Science and its recent Degree Objectives Proposal (see especially Attachment 2iii). The other is an initiative from the School of Graduate Studies to ensure that its doctoral and other graduate students are equipped with key leadership and professional skills as they step out into the workforce. Participants had a lively discussion regarding how to best take advantage of these opportunities.
Online Information Literacy Assessments in Blackboard Presentation
Our first workshop, co-sponsored by BBlib was presented by Simone Laughton on March 28th entitled: "Online Information Literacy Assessments in Blackboard". Please note: the slides from Simone's presentation have been uploaded to the Libraries organization in Blackboard - check them out!
An Examination of an Inquiry-Based Workshop to Teach TAs and Peer Tutors
On March 19th, Sarah Fedko (UTSC Library), presented An Examination of an Inquiry-Based Workshop to Teach TAs and Peer Tutors to Help Undergraduates with Basic Research Problems
Check out her slides here: Inquiry-Based Workshop Slides