Going Where the User Takes Us: Instruction beyond the Library Classroom
Please join us for the Library Instruction Round Table program during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. If libraries want to remain relevant and vital to their communities, they need to reach out to their users in virtual and physical spaces beyond the traditional library walls. Library instruction is no different. It needs to go beyond the traditional library classroom with 20 computers and a white board. Instruction can occur when a school library works with teachers to aid them in teaching information literacy skills in their own classrooms. Instruction can occur when a public library offers a media lab designed for young adults to experiment and learn. Instruction can occur when an academic librarian works with a residential college to provide instruction. This program will explore how libraries are doing library instruction outside of the traditional classroom, how it benefits patrons, and how other libraries can implement similar instruction initiatives.
Speakers will include Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and co-founder of Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia space, Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and from the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN, Kristin Bernet, the Upper School Librarian, and Alice Bryant, the Middle School Librarian.