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Registration Open for CARLI instruction Webinars on February 13 and March 12

(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

Registration is now open for two CARLI Instruction Committee sponsored webinars, following the theme: “Inclusive Classroom: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities.”

“Intrusive Librarianship” presented by Annette Alvarado of Loyola University Chicago

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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In 2015, Loyola University Chicago opened Arrupe College, a program that offered a two-year associates degree program that was structured for students that needed academic support. These students come from diverse populations, and many are low-income, first-generation college students. Through small class sizes, one-on-one contact with faculty and staff, students would have the support system necessary to succeed in the program. Since its inception the Loyola University Chicago Lewis Library has worked with faculty and staff to teach and support information literacy in the program. Intrusive Advising, also known as proactive advising, has been instituted by various educational institutions throughout the United States. At Arrupe College this approach has been adopted to meet the needs of underserved students. At Arrupe College all Faculty and staff take on advisory roles and follow this method of advising. It has been successful in reaching students that otherwise would not have asked for help. This webinar will showcase how Annette Alvarado has put intrusive advising into practice, and has become an intrusive librarian.

“A work in process: Cultivating inclusive classrooms” presented by Robin Harris, Michelle Oh, and Alyssa Vincent of Northeastern Illinois University

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Northeastern Illinois University is the one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the country, but what does that mean in terms of inclusion in the classroom? In this webinar, three NEIU librarians will share their missteps, lessons learned, and overall experiences with library instruction and research consultations while working with a diverse student population. If you’re curious to learn how they’ve cultivated more inclusive learning environments, you won’t find a simple checklist, but you’ll join an honest conversation and hear about others’ processes.

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