Our friends at Project Information Literacy would like to let you know about the following free event.
On Friday Oct 29, 10-11 am PDST/Arizona time (6-7 pm UK time), the School of Information at the University of Arizona will host “Learning to Teach in MLIS Programs: Research, Experiences, & Ways Forward,” and they have generously opened it up to the wider community to attend for free.
Dr. Hostetler’s essay looks at the disconnect between the teaching responsibilities many librarians have, and the comparative lack of support for developing teaching skills in many LIS programs. In discussion with Nicole Pagowsky, she will focus on solutions: how pedagogy and information literacy instruction can be more intentionally integrated into the LIS curriculum, so that “Librarians don’t have to enter the classroom for the first time without the training to teach.”
Drawing on the experiences she heard from students in her research, Dr. Hostetler lays out four recommendations to provide future librarians with foundational knowledge and practice in teaching to build on, and highlights effective aspects of existing models.
We will also hear from Monica Lourenco and Sarah O’Hare, two recent MLIS graduates, about their experiences in the transition to teaching roles. Yvonne Mery will provide additional insights on the development of UArizona’s model program, and how it is evolving to serve the profession.
The session will end with an opportunity for participants to ask Dr. Hostetler questions.