Examining Misconceptions about Library Instruction and Developing Library Courses 10-19-2018

ACRL/NY Professional Development Committees invite you to Fall 2018 Workshop on

Examining Misconceptions about Library Instruction and Developing Library Courses

WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Mercy College, Manhattan Campus — 66 W 35th St, New York, NY 10016.

Room# 723 (7th Floor). To enter building, show your State Id at the entrance.

Directions: https://www.mercy.edu/visit/manhattan-campus/directions-manhattan-campus

Please RSVP by October 15 on following link:


Workshop Details and Speaker:

Overheard in the library: examining misconceptions about library instruction

Stephanie Margolin, CUNY -Hunter College and Sarah Ward, CUNY- Hunter College

How do you talk about the work you do? What do you hear faculty and students say about the work of librarians? What do your colleagues say? The workshop leaders share an interest in examining where these perceptions do and don’t match up and what we can do about the mismatches. We will guide participants through a series of activities designed to identify, discuss, and address misconceptions we encounter, and perpetuate, in our work. This process will open doors for critical self-reflection, prompting all involved to consider the ways we communicate with faculty, colleagues, and students in order to identify and reflect upon our own misconceptions and miscommunications. The active-learning workshop itself is comprised of two parts: small group brainstorming and discussion, followed by the full group working collaboratively to come up with practical ideas to bring back to their respective libraries.

Creating an oral history course using the archive

Lauren Kehoe, New York University and Mayumi Miyaoka, St. Joseph’s College

Are you interested in creating a class around oral histories and using primary sources for research? Lauren and Mayumi developed a course for undergraduate freshmen and sophomore honors students to create the Voices of SJC: https://brooklyn.sjcny.libguides.com/VoicesofSJC. Students conducted primary research in the St. Joseph College Archive and worked collaboratively to develop questions and interview strategies for speaking with members of the SJC community to capture their oral histories. This course introduced students to primary source research, methods for collaborating effectively, techniques for conducting oral histories and the value of various historical records, and engagement with new and emerging technologies.

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 https://acrlny.org/join-us/

All Participants of ACRL/NY Programs are expected to abide by ACRL/NY’s code of conduct (https://acrlny.org/about2/code-of-conduct/)

For questions contact:

Dr. Kanu A. Nagra, Chair, ACRL/NY Professional Development Committee