Presentation Title

Open Range Information Literacy: Redefining Library Spaces

Location

Room 1005

Type of Presentation

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

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

How can libraries and information literacy instructors remove barriers and create new opportunities for teaching and learning information literacy? Join a group of Montana State University librarians as they share recent innovations to spaces – both physical and online – that have re-energized their instruction program. These innovations include the design, construction and implementation of a technology-enriched active learning classroom and the dynamic use of online activities such as web conferencing and virtual research services. The technology-enriched active learning classroom has enabled new partnerships and expanded existing relationships with faculty across campus, in addition to creating new opportunities for embedding information literacy and active learning strategies into course design. Similarly in online spaces we have developed activities to reach new learners and offer an expanded repertoire of research and information literacy support and instruction. These efforts have enabled these librarians to extend their reach, work with new courses and broaden horizons to redefine information literacy to include technology and media literacies as well as critical thinking.

Presentation Description

This panel session will explore how one library re-energized its instruction program through innovations to spaces, both physical and online, and created new opportunities for teaching and learning information literacy. Participants will learn strategies for building partnerships as well as ways to enhance physical and online learning environments.

Keywords

Broadening Information Literacy, Online Learning, Wireless Classrooms, Active Learning Spaces, Classroom Design, Learning Space Design, Virtual Research Services, Faculty Collaborations, Removing Barriers

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 11:15 AM Oct 1st, 12:45 PM

Open Range Information Literacy: Redefining Library Spaces

Room 1005

How can libraries and information literacy instructors remove barriers and create new opportunities for teaching and learning information literacy? Join a group of Montana State University librarians as they share recent innovations to spaces – both physical and online – that have re-energized their instruction program. These innovations include the design, construction and implementation of a technology-enriched active learning classroom and the dynamic use of online activities such as web conferencing and virtual research services. The technology-enriched active learning classroom has enabled new partnerships and expanded existing relationships with faculty across campus, in addition to creating new opportunities for embedding information literacy and active learning strategies into course design. Similarly in online spaces we have developed activities to reach new learners and offer an expanded repertoire of research and information literacy support and instruction. These efforts have enabled these librarians to extend their reach, work with new courses and broaden horizons to redefine information literacy to include technology and media literacies as well as critical thinking.