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2021 Teaching Methods Virtual Event Recording

On April 27th, the Instruction Section’s Teaching Methods Committee hosted a virtual event titled: Enabling the Teachable Moment: Motivating for Learning Readiness. Presenter Laura Saunders drew on learning theory related to “desirable difficulties” prior knowledge, and motivation to suggest that … Continue reading

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Call for nominations: Featured Teaching Librarian

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian? If yes, consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian! If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself.   The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee wants to highlight … Continue reading

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New Selected Resources

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee has added new committee-recommended sources to their Selected Resources for Teaching Methods and Instructional Design in Library Instruction and their Selected Resources for Assessment in Library Instruction Lists. The committee will be updating these … Continue reading

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Call for nominations for the ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee 2022

The ACRL Instruction Section is seeking nominations for officers to serve on its Executive Committee. These elected offices include Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary/Archivist, and three Members-at-Large. You can view the responsibilities of these officers here. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself. … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Elise Nacca

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Name: Elise Nacca Institution: The University of Texas at Austin Job Title: Head of … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Lauren Wallis

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Name: Lauren Wallis Institution: University of Delaware Job Title: First Year Experience and Student … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Justina Elmore

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Name: Justina Elmore Institution: University of Rochester Job Title: Outreach Librarian for the Social … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Jenny Stout

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Name:  Jenny Stout Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University Job Title: Teaching and Learning Librarian Number of Years … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Paul Showalter

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Name: Paul Showalter Institution: College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA Job Title: Coordinator of … Continue reading

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