Thursday, May 03, 2012

ALAO Instruction Interest Group Workshop

Energizing Library Instruction Pedagogical Voodoo to Animate Classroom Zombies
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The end of the academic year may have us all feeling a bit undead, but we hope you’ll rise and join instruction colleagues at the alao instruction interest group’s annual workshop on June 4th at Ashland University. Our active learning topics such as embedded librarianship, instructional design, mobile devices, and digital storytelling promise to rejuvenate even the most zombie-fied students and library instructors.

Workshop Program 

Active Learning on the Go: Digital Storytelling Using Mobile Devices 
Anne Fields, Associate Professor + Subject Librarian for English, The Ohio State University 
Brian Leaf, Instructional Design Librarian Resident, The Ohio State University 
Digital stories are 3-5 minute videos composed with digital images, sound, and narration and told from a personal perspective. At OSU, the technology portion of our 3-day workshops has usually required a fairly steep learning curve, and the stories rarely have focused on the use of story for active learning. Recently Joe Lambert, founder of the Center for Digital Storytelling, visited OSU and gave a workshop on creating digital storytelling using iPhones and ipads and only a few free or inexpensive downloadable applications. The technological learning curve for creating digital stories with mobile devices was much less steep. Come see examples of digital stories created on laptops and on mobile devices and discuss the possibilities for their use in active learning. We’ll also spend some time breaking up into “story circles” to develop ideas into rough “stories”.

Check Your Librarian’s ID: Instructional Design Basics for Library Instruction 
Sara Klink, Assistant Library Director, Stark State College 
Mary Beth Messner, Instructional Designer for e-Stark State, Stark State College 
Come meet Sara’s high-heeled avatar, who has guided stark state college students through the seven steps to mastering research! The digital library, SSC English department, and estarkstate collaborated to create a set of seven online introductory research modules. These modules are now included in every eng124 – college composition class, which means every stark state student will have the same foundation of basic research skills. This session will provide an overview of the instructional design process including an analysis of student learning styles, best practices for student engagement and active learning, and the ongoing challenges and revisions which accompany implementation of the lessons.

Inside Job: Embedding Librarianship in the LMS 
John Burke, Director, Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University Middletown 
Beth Tumbleson, Assistant Director, Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University Middletown 
Embedded librarianship in the learning management system (LMS) is practiced by many academic librarians who participate in course sites and provide reference assistance. Join Beth Tumbleson and John Burke as they share the results of a survey of 280 librarians on their embedded practices and experiences. Beth and John will cover the current state of embedded librarianship, discuss compelling reasons to start an embedded service, answer questions about growing and sustaining the service, and suggest steps for the future success of an embedded

$25.00 ($15 student rate)
continental breakfast + lunch included

Date + Time: 
June 4, 2012 -  9:30am registration 10am-3pm

Workshop Location:
Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Ridenour Room -- Dauch Center
Free parking lot D, next to the Duch Center

Registration is open! 

For more information, contact Kathryn Venditti,, or Eboni Johnson,

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