Course Design for Librarians: Turning a One-shot into a Multi-session Class

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Trainer: KellyAnne McGuire, Bard College at Simon's Rock

We all know that workshops and one-shots have varying degrees of success meeting students’ information literacy needs. Attendance, student engagement, and faculty buy-in are all impediments to success. What if you could turn your ideas into a multi-session course, giving you control of the curriculum and learning outcomes?
During this day-long workshop intended for academic librarians, participants will take a topic they are interested in and turn it into a multi-session course. In the morning we will focus on course development, including determining learning outcomes and scaffolding assignments. In the afternoon we will focus on pedagogy, including creating lesson plans and leading a class session. We will also brainstorm ways to adapt this model to individual environments (based on needs, resources, staffing strengths/limitations, etc.).
This workshop is hands-on. Participants are asked to come with an idea for a class in mind (for example: What is something you are interested in teaching more in-depth? What is a skill faculty say students are lacking? What topic would add to your school's curriculum?), as well as an internet-enabled device for independent and group work (laptop, tablet, etc.).
Participants will come away with a rough syllabus for a multi-session course, a few lesson plans/assignments geared towards their topic, and an understanding of how to facilitate class sessions.
KellyAnne McGuire is the Outreach Librarian at the Alumni Library at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA. She has worked and volunteered at public, high school, and academic libraries in NY and MA. She has taught classes at the high school and undergraduate level both in-person and online, as well as numerous workshops for patrons of all ages. Most recently, she helped develop an information studies curriculum at Simon’s Rock consisting of ten, one-credit, half-semester (seven week) courses taught by librarians that provide opportunities for students to develop metaliteracy and resilience within academia and beyond. KellyAnne has a BA from Mount Holyoke College, and a MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The workshop is $40 for members, including members of affiliate organizations such as other ESLN councils, BOCES, MHLS, and RCLS.
The charge for non-members is $60.
Lunch is available for $10 extra.


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This workshop has been developed from the instructor's presentation at SENY-Con 2018.