ADSL Afternoon Chat: Instruction and Assessment in Art & Design Libraries
Wednesday, October 26, 3pm EST // 12pm PST (via GoToMeeting)
Link to chat: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/262611149
Join the ADSL for an afternoon chat on Wednesday, October 26 from 3-4pm EST/12-1pm PST. Our conversation will focus on issues with teaching and assessment in art and design school libraries, as students and learners navigate the studio, the classroom, and professional spaces.
Prior to the chat, ADSL will share a set of guiding questions to shape the discussion, as well as a “recommended reading” list. We’ll post further details closer to the chat date; in the meantime, if you have a suggested reading or question to address, please share it in the comments!
Questions to consider:
- What do you think are the biggest challenges to teaching to artists and designers (or in an art & design context) as compared to more traditional applications of library/information literacy instruction?
- Resources — both for teaching support and research tools?
- Faculty expectations?
- What are some of the opportunities with teaching in these settings? What makes this interesting and exciting?
- What innovative approaches or tactics can we employ?
- How are the needs of student artists and designers changing (if at all), and how does instruction adapt to these changes?
- Does your library have a formalized program for assessing library instruction?
- How do you assess the impact of instruction when the output may not be a traditional research paper or project?
Wang, Rui. “Assessment for One-Shot Library Instruction: A Conceptual Approach.” portal: Libraries and the Academy, vol. 16, no. 3, 2016, pp. 619-648. (Alternate link: OA preprint version)
Gendron, Heather and Sclippa, Eva. “Where Visual and Information Literacies Meet: Redesigning Research Skills Teaching and Assessment for Large Art History Survey Courses.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, vol. 33, no. 2, 2014, pp. 327-344.
Halverson, Aniko. “Confronting information literacy in an academic arts library.” Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, vol. 27, no. 2, 2008, pp. 34-38.
Murphy, Sarah Anne. “How data visualization supports academic library assessment: three examples from The Ohio State University Libraries using Tableau.” College & Research Libraries News, vol. 76, no. 9, pp. 482-486, 2015.
Reale, Michelle. “‘Hands-off’ teaching: facilitating conversation as pedagogy in library instruction.” Digital Pedagogy Lab, 28 September 2016.
ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Top Twenty: 2015’s best library instruction articles.