Innovative Library Instruction and Outreach Practices (October 25, 2019)

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Mercy College- Manhattan Campus, 66 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10016
Room -403B. To enter building, show your college and /or State Id at the entrance.

PROGRAM MODERATOR: Dr. Kanu A. Nagra, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Please RSVP by Oct 23 on the following link:

Teaching Collaborations: Utilizing Library Resources to Re-design an Undergraduate Chemistry Course

Carl Andrew and Dr. Dickens Saint Hilaire

In the spirit of supporting Bronx Community College’s 35 X 65 campaign, a campus-wide initiative that aims to increase BCC’s graduation rate to 35% by its 65th anniversary in 2022; and in the interest of improving retention and graduation rates in ASAP and STEM students, Professors Dickens Saint Hilaire (Chemistry) and Carl R. Andrews (Library) have partnered to implement a number of teaching and learning strategies to enhance the course and improve student engagement.

Bio of Speaker

Carl Andrews is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and library liaison for the First Year Seminar program at Bronx Community College. His research interests are information literacy instruction, college readiness, embedded librarianship, curriculum design, and community outreach. Carl has published papers in Community & Junior College Libraries, the International Journal of Educational Organization & Leadership, the International Journal of Learning, and Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL. He is currently writing a book entitled “Adult learners, college readiness, and the first-year experience: a handbook for librarians”

Bio of Speaker

Dr. Dickens Saint Hilaire is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, and Earth Sciences at Bronx Community College of City University of New York.  His research area is Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Brown Grease Pyrolysis Mechanism and Soil Analysis. He is also currently engaged in pedagogical research projects focused on the impact of accelerated workshops/courses on students’ retention and graduation, the integration of technology in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses, and course redesign.  Dickens has published in Community & Junior College library, Journal Understanding Intervention, and Hispanic Educational Technology Services Online Journal.

Mental, Emotional and Academic Outreach

Sharell Walker

The outreach librarian of today is tasked with creating and facilitating programing that stimulates students on multi-levels, not just academically. My outreach has been centered on connecting to students and helping them develop deeper understandings of information, themselves and each other.

Bio of Speaker

Sharell Walker is the Student Outreach and Instruction librarian at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She has published scholarly work on outreach in community colleges and facilitated a study on art outreach at the academic college level.

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This event is for ACRL, ACRL/NY and CUNY members!

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Dr. Kanu A. Nagra