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Mailloux and Matthies

Going to the dogs

One college library’s program to encourage reading literacy

Young boy reading to a pug.

When the Casper College Library was approached by the Office of Student Financial Assistance to develop a reading literacy program, we jumped ...


Shonn M. Haren

Reframing from the ground up

Redesigning a credit-bearing information literacy course using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Figure 1: Correlation between the Framework and LIB 1500’s modules.

LIB 1500 is a three-credit information literacy course offered by the University Library at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly-Pomona), which is taught by faculty librarians. The course was developed during the ...

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Costin and Morgan

Moving from the sidelines to the playing field

Developing a relationship with student athletics

FlipQuiz sample question: Which library has the book Know your Vanderbilt Commodores: the great book of Vanderbilt sports history and trivia and what is the call number?

The Vanderbilt University Library, in collaboration with the university’s Department of Athletics Stratton Foster Academic Support Center, established an initiative to better acquaint the counselors at the center with ...


Dimmit, Maxwell, and Nesvig

Librarians as critical friends

Developing a sustainable peer observation process

Librarians at the University of Washington- Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library engage in information literacy instruction offered in targeted courses across the curriculum. A focus of these targeted courses is multiple sections of 100-level college introduction and research writing. Most classroom instruction happens by a single librarian in front of a group of students and a faculty member. With approximately 15 librarians engaging in an average of 10 to 12 instruction workshops each academic quarter, our instruction program is robust and dynamic but lacks a built-in mechanism for observation and feedback. ...


Chase Ollis

ACRL honors the 2019 award winners, part 1

A recognition of professional development

Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library staff.

Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library, winner in the university category, was selected for its collaborative approach to problem solving. ...


Handler and Hays

Librarians as faculty developers

Leading educational development initiatives

Faculty development might not immediately spring to mind as a role for librarians. It’s not something that we’re taught how to do in graduate school, and it’s easy enough to be swallowed up by all of the traditional day-to-day demands of academic librarianship. However, we have had the opportunity to work with and alongside faculty development departments at our institutions. From this work, we realized how much we enjoy it and how well it fits with many of the things we already do as librarians. It is our hope that other librarians will start to see connections between the work of librarians ...