ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee invites you to a Spring 2018 program:
Enhancing Impact of Library Instruction on Student Learning and Success
- WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus — 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016.
- Room# 729 (7th Floor). To enter building, show your CUNY and /or State ID at the entrance.
- Directions: https://www.mercy.edu/visit/manhattan-campus/directions-manhattan-campus
Please RSVP by March 12 on following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxv3H86PoulxTuFyxIwFIByE9bqQLkraIqhdQmzxl6dGyQ2A/viewform?usp=sf_link
Program Details and Speakers
Motivational Interviewing in the Information Literacy Classroom:
Michael Kahn, Learning Commons Librarian, The College of New Rochelle, Gill Library, Brooklyn Campus
Librarians teaching credit bearing information literacy courses are often looking to increase student motivation when it comes to attendance, assignment completion, and course retention. Motivational Interviewing (MI), designed by Drs. William Miller and Steven Rollnick, is an evidence based practice used in the field of psychology and, most recently, in the classroom setting. This presentation will explain how MI skills can be used to create a collaborative conversation between instructor and student. The goal of MI is to facilitate a shift in the student so that he or she goes from continuing to sustain their academically unproductive behavior to adopting more beneficial actions, both in and out of the classroom. By enhancing motivation, students adopt more effective practices leading to an increase in information literacy content mastery.
Creating a Learning Community: Linking LIB100/101 with Credit Bearing Courses from Other Disciplines:
Leslie Wong Loock, Instructor, Nassau Community College
Participants will hear about how a partnership was formed between the speaker and a faculty member from the English Department to develop NCC Library’s first Learning Community, “Composition in the Information Age.” A one credit LIB100 class was paired with a 3 credit ENG101 class to create “Composition in the Information Age.” A cohort of students enrolled in both classes. Preliminary student feedback includes a greater coherence in what they learned, and a better understanding of the relationships between course materials. This session will be a pragmatic account of how to find a partner, set up the class, develop materials and lessons, and sample syllabi and assignments.
*Light refreshments will be served
This program is open to ACRL/NY members only.
If you are not a ACRL/NY member, please use the following link to join or renew your membership to ACRL/NY: http://acrlny.org/join-us/
All Participants of ACRL/NY Programs are expected to abide by ACRL/NY’s code of conduct: http://acrlny.org/about2/code-of-conduct/
For questions contact:
Dr. Kanu Nagra, Electronic Resources Librarian
Chair, ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee