Presentation Title

Day 20 - The Librarians Have Finally Accepted Me as One of Their Own: Experiential Learning at The University of Alabama Libraries.

Location

CGC Lobby

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

At The University of Alabama, there has been a university-wide commitment to providing real-world learning opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, the university has enacted a five year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) entitled “Learning in Action: Developing Real-World Problem Solvers Through High Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities.” Reference & Instruction librarians in Gorgas Information Services (GIS) have worked in tandem with the university’s QEP administrators and strategic planners in order to offer an experiential learning internship to a graduate student in The School of Library & Information Studies. GIS librarians designed a three-part experiential information literacy internship that provides real-world learning experiences in the fields of instructional technology, campus outreach, and distance learning. This presentation will provide insight on the opportunities provided by working with a campus-wide initiative such as the QEP, while also detailing the role that academic librarians have to play in an experiential learning program.

Presentation Description

University of Alabama research & instruction librarians partnered with the administrators and planners of The University of Alabama's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in order to develop an experiential learning information services internship. This poster will provide insight on the process of working with a QEP, and the benefits it provides.

Keywords

Information Literacy, Experiential Learning, Academic Libraries, Instructional Technology, Campus Outreach, Distance Learning, Internships, Quality Enhancement Plan, Partnerships

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 12:00 PM Sep 30th, 5:30 PM

Day 20 - The Librarians Have Finally Accepted Me as One of Their Own: Experiential Learning at The University of Alabama Libraries.

CGC Lobby

At The University of Alabama, there has been a university-wide commitment to providing real-world learning opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, the university has enacted a five year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) entitled “Learning in Action: Developing Real-World Problem Solvers Through High Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities.” Reference & Instruction librarians in Gorgas Information Services (GIS) have worked in tandem with the university’s QEP administrators and strategic planners in order to offer an experiential learning internship to a graduate student in The School of Library & Information Studies. GIS librarians designed a three-part experiential information literacy internship that provides real-world learning experiences in the fields of instructional technology, campus outreach, and distance learning. This presentation will provide insight on the opportunities provided by working with a campus-wide initiative such as the QEP, while also detailing the role that academic librarians have to play in an experiential learning program.