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[CANCELLED] Strategic Design: Leveraging Instructional Design in Academic Libraries - with Joelle Pitts and Nicole Pagowsky

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central
  • This event is now cancelled. Attempts will be made to reschedule the session for summer or fall 2016.

Interest in instructional design (ID) has been growing in academic libraries over the last decade as instruction librarians have expanded their role and scope as educators. ID approaches are additionally sought after as the science behind brain-based pedagogy and learning object design has been diffused across campuses. The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a catalyst for library instruction units and stakeholders to use ID practices to refocus their instructional efforts. In this session, learn how ID works at two large university libraries, and how ID skills are helping librarians engage with the Framework. Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration.

Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium dedicated to creating institutional, technological, and vendor-agnostic online lessons. She administers the LibGuides system and standards at K-State, and is a member of the Game Design team responsible for several campus Alternate Reality Games. Joelle consults on the use of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Qualtrics survey system, and implemented the technical infrastructure for large-scale flipped classroom activity. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library user experience, academic collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the national and international level.

Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Learning Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She also co-coordinates First-Year Experience initiatives as a liaison to the Writing Program, online learning, general education, and student retention and success. Nicole is a co-editor of the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks out soon with ACRL Press, and is an invited instructor for both the UofA School of Information LIS 581 course on information literacy instruction and ALA Instructional Design Essentials. Her research interests center on pedagogy, critical approaches to library instruction, learning theory, and librarian identity as educators. Nicole is the 2016 recipient of the ACRL University Libraries Professional Development Award and holds her MS in Instructional Design and Technology (and MLIS) from the University of Arizona. Her BA in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her on Twitter as @nope4evr