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Registration Open for Free ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee Webinar “Learning together – Case studies in implementing faculty learning communities around information literacy” (Tuesday, July 21, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT)

(via Dr. Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Have you ever wished that you had more time to engage with teaching faculty and other instructors at your institution about information literacy in a more in-depth way? Register for the free online presentation “Learning together – Case studies in implementing faculty learning communities around information literacy”. In this panel presentation, librarians from four different institutions will share their experiences working with information literacy-focused faculty learning communities.

Jenny Dale is currently leading a learning community for recipients of UNCG’s Information Literacy Faculty Development Awards. Joanna Gadsby and Katy Sullivan facilitated a faculty learning community in 2018-2019 called “Cultivating Critical Thinking: Integrating Information Literacy into Course Content” through UMBC’s Faculty Development Center. Hazel McClure and Debbie Morrow facilitated a faculty learning community in 2017-2018 called “Evaluating Resources, Misinformation, and Fake News: Promoting Advanced Information Literacy in the Classroom ” through GVSU’s Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

Heather Snapp facilitated an “Integrating Information Literacy ” Faculty Learning Community while serving as a Lucas Center Faculty Fellow at FGCU in Spring and Fall 2019. All panelists will share how their faculty learning communities came to be, how they have been funded or otherwise supported, how they set goals and outcomes for their communities, how they selected content and developed activities for learning community participants, how they assessed these projects, and other lessons they learned along the way. Participants will leave the session with several different faculty development learning community models to consider and a plan for investigating potential opportunities at their own institutions.

This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Tuesday, July 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. Register here.

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