Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

During the 2013-2014 academic year the College of Charleston Library and Center for Student Learning partnered to design and deliver a series of complementary workshops in order to build community, increase workshop attendance, and provide outreach at the Library. This was the first time that the two organizations had teamed up to co-design, sponsor, and market a year long program of complementary information literacy and study skills offerings.

Workshops in the “101” series were designed for the general undergraduate student population wanting more information on study skills. Workshops pairings in the “201” series were designed with information literacy topics geared toward upperclassman, graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in more advanced skills. Sessions were facilitated by campus instructors with unique insight, interesting experiences, or special knowledge and capability in workshop topics.

The panelists will discuss the program design process, topic selection, marketing strategies, attendance statistics, and assessment of program for the first year. The interdisciplinary team concluded that collaborative approaches to more structured program design requires an organic teaching model that is fluid at every stage, through design, marketing, delivery, and assessment. Co-designing the curriculum helped to update staff skills without overburdening individual departments. Delivering and marketing workshops collaboratively also expanded opportunities for campus outreach.

Attendees will be provided with a list resources created under a Creative Commons license that can be adapted for use at their institutions (libguides/marketing materials).

Presentation Description

The College of Charleston Library and Center for Student Learning partnered to co-design, sponsor, and market a year long program of complementary information literacy and study skills offerings in order to build community at the Library. Panelists Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem (Library) and Melissa Hortman (Center for Student Learning) will discuss the design process and assessment of the program for its first year. Attendees will be provided with a list resources created under a Creative Commons license that can be adapted for use at their institutions.

Keywords

information literacy, study skills, instruction, program design, collaboration, outreach, partnerships, workshops

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

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Oct 10th, 1:15 PM Oct 10th, 2:30 PM

Building Community in the Library: Partnerships for Outreach

Room 217

During the 2013-2014 academic year the College of Charleston Library and Center for Student Learning partnered to design and deliver a series of complementary workshops in order to build community, increase workshop attendance, and provide outreach at the Library. This was the first time that the two organizations had teamed up to co-design, sponsor, and market a year long program of complementary information literacy and study skills offerings.

Workshops in the “101” series were designed for the general undergraduate student population wanting more information on study skills. Workshops pairings in the “201” series were designed with information literacy topics geared toward upperclassman, graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in more advanced skills. Sessions were facilitated by campus instructors with unique insight, interesting experiences, or special knowledge and capability in workshop topics.

The panelists will discuss the program design process, topic selection, marketing strategies, attendance statistics, and assessment of program for the first year. The interdisciplinary team concluded that collaborative approaches to more structured program design requires an organic teaching model that is fluid at every stage, through design, marketing, delivery, and assessment. Co-designing the curriculum helped to update staff skills without overburdening individual departments. Delivering and marketing workshops collaboratively also expanded opportunities for campus outreach.

Attendees will be provided with a list resources created under a Creative Commons license that can be adapted for use at their institutions (libguides/marketing materials).