Posts by Diana L Perpich

Welcoming U-M Librarians into the Course Management Party

crowded dance party with disco lights

I'm going to start out by saying, and I hope I don't jinx this, but -- we've got it pretty good. As the University of Michigan begins it's migration from Sakai to Canvas in earnest this year, representatives of the University Library have been welcomed into development conversations and have been given considerable agency to cultivate our presence in the new teaching and learning environment.

The Librarian Role in our Canvas Pilot

screenshot of UM Canvas Pilot webpage

As UM begins its third pilot term with Canvas by Instructure.com, it's nice to see "Librarian" show up on the dropdown list of roles available in the People section at a site. I shouldn't be surprised to see it there; I've been consulting with the fine folks on ITS for the last month. Still, it seems monumental.

Collaborative Professional Development for Librarians who Teach

Map showing CIC institutions

On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, the CIC Instruction Librarians group met remotely to discuss professional development. Four librarians presented: Anne Behler (Penn State); Leslin Charles (Rutgers); Lisa Hinchliffe (Illinois); Cinthya Ippoliti (Maryland). Much of their presentation sounded familiar, validating our efforts here at U-M. A few of the most innovative programs sparked a flurry of questions in the online chat and got me wondering about the viability of similar efforts here.