Teaching From the Microcosm: Practical Ideas from "The Courage to Teach"

Posted by Beth Black on 9/9/19 12:47 PM

 

couragetoteachI came across the classic book, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life by Parker J. Palmer, thanks to its inclusion on the reading list for our campus Teaching Support Program. It is a powerful book and I am immensely grateful to Parker Palmer for writing it—according to the forward, it took 10 years to complete. Despite its age, originally published in 1998 and reissued at the 10th anniversary in 2007, it speaks to today’s teaching landscape well. Of particular interest to my work was Parker’s practical teaching idea: Teaching from the Microcosm (Palmer, 2007, pp. 123 - 135).

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition, InfoLit – Core

News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/29/19 1:00 PM

 

news_typewriterThis blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

Affordable Learning Solutions

Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/27/19 2:36 PM

Looking to up your library's social media game? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries, Credo Reference

Setting Students Up for a Smooth College Transition, Part III: Collaborating with Faculty

Posted by Bryant Moore on 8/21/19 9:00 AM

This blog series has focused on librarians establishing connections and engaging with first-year students. This post switches gears and focuses on collaborating with professors to reduce library anxiety and engage students during library instruction.

First Year Experience

Student Employment and Leadership, Part II

Posted by Beth Black on 8/20/19 9:07 AM

By Beth Black and Amy Pajewski

In the second installment of our two-part interview (read Part I here), student success librarian Amy Pajewski and I discuss the challenges that went into designing and launching her student leadership program—and how she and her institution have overcome these hurdles.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Student Employment and Leadership, Part I

Posted by Beth Black on 8/12/19 10:09 AM

By Beth Black and Amy Pajewski

I met Amy at the Students in Transitions Conference in October 2018 when I attended a session she led on giving student employees in the library leadership roles. Similar to how we build upon the lessons of the FYE to continue students’ momentum in their second year, elevating student employment beyond the basics is a great way to increase engagement and cultivate valuable skills. In this two-part interview, we discuss her library's leadership program and the challenges she's overcome in transitioning the student employee experience.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Charleston Conference Webinar Recap: Teach the Teachers: Instilling Instructional Design Principles in Faculty

Posted by InfoLit Learning Community on 8/1/19 9:43 PM

Credo recently sponsored a Charleston Conference webinar, “Teach the Teachers: Instilling Instructional Design Principles in Faculty.” The webinar, broadcast live on July 24, featured Zachariah Claybaugh (above left), OER &  Digital Learning Librarian at Sacred Heart University, Ula (Urszula) Lechtenberg (above center), Instructional Design Librarian at the same institution, and Henrietta Verma (above right), a librarian who is Credo’s Customer Success Manager.

Information Literacy, InfoLit Learning Community, Design Thinking

News From the Open Web

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/1/19 11:03 AM

This blog series provides easy, free access to open web resources and content that support affordable learning opportunities. A wide variety of resources published by government entities, think tanks, and more are curated to demonstrate what may be relatively unknown or ‘buried’ in the internet. Resources reflect issues happening today for the use of librarians, students, and all audiences.

Affordable Learning Solutions

Adulting 101: Information Literacy to Help You Live Your Best Life

Posted by Suchi Mohanty and Caitlin Kennedy on 7/30/19 1:55 PM

Sometimes the best program ideas come from a spark in a casual conversation. Recently, a colleague made an offhand suggestion that we offer adulting workshops because her student staff stressed about responsibilities like filing taxes and understanding their credit reports. At first we laughed, then we realized there were a number of “adulting” responsibilities that students might find more manageable if they understood how information literacy skills could be used outside the classroom.​ From that staff meeting Adulting 101 was born.

First Year Experience, Second Year Transition

Social Media Content for Libraries

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 7/30/19 9:17 AM

Looking to up your library's social media game? One of the best ways to engage followers to is to provide a consistent stream of fun/useful content. Understanding that libraries don't always have the time to generate all of the content they'd like, we're here to help! 

Customer Success, Social Media for Libraries

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