The Grounded Instruction Librarian: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Webcast Series

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Corresponding to the ACRL publication, The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (July 2019), this series of webinars offers instruction librarians an introduction to key theories, research, and practices that underpin the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), as well as case studies of how these theories are being used in library instruction.

Webcast 1: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: An Introduction to SoTL and Signature Pedagogies (Thursday, July 11, 2019)
In this first session, attendees will be introduced to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the concept of signature pedagogies. Discussion will focus on the implications of signature pedagogies for information literacy instruction.

Webcast 2: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Theory in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Thursday, July 18, 2019)
In this second session, attendees will gain an understanding of the role theory can play in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Webcast 3: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Thursday, July 25, 2019)
In this session participants will discuss the state of SoTL research in the field of Library & Information Science, as well as in higher education more broadly, and will be introduced to several current case studies & examples of SoTL information literacy projects.

Webcast 4: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Professional Development in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Thursday, August 1, 2019)
In this session, participants will understand how to connect pedagogies, research, and theories to engage in further reflective practice as well as developing ideas on connecting with other librarians as well as across the campus.

Who Should Attend

Academic librarians involved in teaching and reference, instruction coordinators/program heads, instructional designers/technologists, online learning librarians, library directors


Cara Bradley is the Research & Scholarship Librarian at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, where her primary responsibility is supporting graduate student and faculty research.

Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee.

Rhonda Huisman is the University Library Dean at St. Cloud State University where she oversees strategic planning, library instruction, collections, and space as well as staffing, professional development, and outreach.

Melissa Mallon is the director of the Peabody Library and director of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN.


Register for the full series and save money! Discounted rates are available with a full series registration. Registrants for all four webcasts in the series will receive a complimentary ebook copy of The Grounded Instruction Librarian and a certificate of completion.

Registration fee for full series
ACRL member: $150
ALA member: $225
Nonmember: $270
Student: $120
Group: $695

Registration fee for individual webcast
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group: $295

Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recordings.