Time Well Spent At the Teaching Academy

This spring I attended my Teaching & Learning Center's Provost's Teaching Academy. Me and mostly non-librarian faculty. Find out what my big takeaways were and why Blended Librarians have much to gain from attending a teaching academy.

From “Design Thinking to Design Knowing” Webcast – Recording and References

Check out the recording of our webcast with Rachel Ivy Clarke on rethinking librarianship as a design profession. This post includes references on design and design thinking provided by Clarke.

Knowing and Recommending Edtech Tools (even when you might not use them)

Do you like discovering and learning about new edtech tools? This column shares a few new ones - or at least new to this blogger. Should librarian-educators stick to the edtech they can use - or should they learn about the ones that might be useful to non-library faculty?

From ‘Design Thinking’ to ‘Design Knowing’: Reconceptualizing Librarianship as a Design Discipline

Recorded on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 listen to this recorded webcast presentation and discussion with Rachel Ivy Clarke, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington Information School.

Cards, Dice and Boards: Supporting and Shaping Curriculum With Games

Recorded on Thursday, March 17, 2016 this webcast includes a presentation and discussion with Lauren Hays and Mark Hayse, co-directors of the library-based Center for Games & Learning (CGL) at MidAmerica Nazarene The CGL, a recipient of a 2014 IMLS-funding initiative, curates a collection of 300+ tabletop games for learning 21st Century Skills. 21st Century leadership demands expertise in skills such as communication, collaboration, problem solving, flexibility, creativity, innovation, and information literacy. Tabletop games function as powerful learning engines when they require players to practice these skills.