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Adventures in Library Instruction episode 37

I got busy this week and forgot to post over here, but we recorded a new Adventures in Library Instruction episode last week. Cate Hirschbiel from  Lesley University and the Art Institute of Boston joined us for a discussion of how best to help the last-minute student researcher, among other stuff!


Instruction Librarian Boot Camp online course

I'm co-teaching a new online course for the LIS Continuing Education program at Simmons College. In November, my GSU colleague Sarah Steiner and I are teaching:

Instruction Librarian Boot Camp

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
November 1 - November 30, 2011 - PDPs: 15

Whether you’re a new instruction librarian learning the ropes or a seasoned instructor seeking some new skills, this workshop will help you to become a more adept and learner-centered instructor. Learn skills and tools that you can apply to any teaching situation, from one-shot sessions to semester-long courses.

Contents will include an overview of technological and active learning tools that you can use to make your instruction more engaging and memorable, and techniques that will help you to direct, assess, and meaningfully reflect upon your teaching.

Participants will learn how to accomplish the following activities in their library instruction sessions through a combination of reading, discussion, and the construction of individual examples. Participants are welcome to use their own upcoming instruction sessions as the basis for their assignments.

Week 1: Create and use learning outcomes

Week 2: Select and use engaging technology tools

Week 3: Construct active learning classroom activities

Week 4: Design and conduct assessments

Registration is now open! (We're not sure what we're doing about Thanksgiving break. We'll either extend class a couple of days into December or just try to compress the material. We'll let students know the first week of class.)


Games in Libraries podcast July 2009

I'm on the Games in Libraries podcast this month, talking about my gaming and virtual worlds exhibit and how it contributed to my instruction work in unexpected ways. Enjoy!


Instructional Podcasting presentation

This is the audio and slides from Rachel Borchardt's and my presentation at the GALILEO/GOLD Users Group Conference, August 1st 2008.  (PS: I finally remembered to post the handout.)


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The following Creative Commons license applies to both the audio and the slideshow file:

Creative Commons License
Creating an Instructional Podcast by Rachel Borchardt and Jason Puckett is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.