Posts on April 2015
from Insights on Library Instruction

Engagement on Display: Learning, Teaching, & Researching in “Real Life”

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In an effort to focus more attention on engaged learning opportunities at Michigan, several librarians and library staff recently curated an exhibit called Learning in “Real Life”: Stories of Impact Through Engagement, which showcases thirteen courses and projects along a spectrum of engagement that emphasize practice and feature experiential, action-based learning, often in authentic settings and with real-world partners and parameters. Two projects in particular feature collaborations between...

Inclusivity in the Learning Environment: Reflective Practices to Consider

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Library instructional spaces are often difficult to characterize, given the unique challenges that are inherent to the work. You usually have one shot, one chance to simultaneously orient learners to the library system, successfully root them within the context of the lesson, and (by way of delivering a great session) convince them to come back to the space another time.