Mapping an Information Literacy Program
Nicole Branch, my instructional partner, and I have been asked to present to an annual conference of our university faculty. Our topic is curriculum mapping, and the main example we’ll use to demonstrate the power of this tool is our own, in-house information literacy program.
When we started shaping this program, our instructional opportunities were limited to occasional one-shot, 50 or 75 minute demonstrations of resources to a class full of students. As we started to present to more and more classes, we realized we needed to map our program to both our learning outcomes and the university’s required courses to ensure students would be building on skills through each workshop instead of seeing the same demonstration repeated ad nauseum.
Originally, we mapped that all out on excel spreadsheets. Now that we are presenting it to faculty, we wanted to give it a little more style. This visual representation is the result, with inspiration derived from Char Booth’s Claremont Colleges curriculum map.
The thumbnail images in three of the identified lesson plans are drawn from those presentations we do. Two of the thumbnail images come from Wikimedia Commons; one was available through Creative Commons license from Flickr user mandiberg.
Stella opening up a mussel.
The deal was if we came over and made sangria, my mom would make paella.
“A great thing about libraries is the librarians. If you ask them nicely, they will try their best to help you however they can. A good librarian is like having a free researcher.” - The Millionaire Dropout by Vince Stanzione
Randomly flipped this donated book open and found this. Author, I salute you.
Find The Millionaire Dropout: Fire your boss, do what you love, reclaim your life! at your local library via WorldCat.
So many great shots of librarians with bikes! This was really fun and we hope to do it again, so if you missed getting a picture in for this first collage, there will be another opportunity later in the summer. Thanks for submitting!
- @skeskali, Web Services / UX Librarian, Vancouver BC
- @charbooth, Instruction Services Manager & E-learning Librarian, Academic Library, CA
- @oohlalali, Librarian, Brussels Belgium
- @catladylib, Reference & Instruction Librarian in Residence, Academic Library, IL
- @s_elaineclark, School Librarian, CA
- @jolietjosh, Academic Librarian, IN
- @nolankr, Criminology Librarian, Academic Library, Toronto
- @diylibrarian, Librarian, Special Library, PA
- Library Assistant, Academic Library, Oxford, England
- Shelly Hawk, Library Associate, Princeton Public Library, NJ
Librarians + bikes!
Graduation rehearsal. The ceremony takes place in front of the library.
I am serving for the first time as a marshal, leading undergraduates to the stage in my own academic attire (last year? I was a parking lot attendant).
I’m very excited to see so many students I’ve worked with reach this milestone.
Out to dinner on Mother’s Day.
So Patrick and I were hanging out in this bar and we met this chick named Kate and she totally wants to be a librarian.
My wife might really regret telling me to kill time in the record store waiting for us to meet up.