Skip to main content

Practicing Pedagogies: 2018 Session Descriptions, Handouts, Slides and Recordings

The purpose of the series is to help faculty foster a collaborative peer review approach to information literacy instruction and course development.


Wednesday May 16th, 2018

The Framework

ACRL Framework: Theory & Application
Wednesday May 16th 9:30 AM - 10:40 AM 

Dr. Omer Farooq, 
Social Science Librarian (UNO)


The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has received mixed responses from academic librarians since its introduction in 2015. The Framework presents both opportunities and challenges in recognizing the dynamic information landscape and the social and political aspects of information literacy. This session highlights the theoretical foundations, examples of specific student learning outcomes, as well as pedagogical and assessment approaches based on the Framework.

Developing your Personal Teaching Philosophy

Developing Your Personal Teaching Philosophy
Wednesday May 16th 10:50 AM - 12:00 PM 

Dr. Stacey Waite, Associate Professor of English

Representing one's teaching in specific and dynamic ways is a challenging task in a teaching portfolio or teaching statement. This workshop will offer you some strategies in composing a teaching statement and portfolio that is unique and represents the innovative work you do with students. It would help to come to this session with one or two specific moments/memories/approaches in your mind that you think represent you as a teacher.


Asking Tough Questions
Wednesday May 16th 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Heidi Blackburn. STEM & Business Librarian (UNO)
Dr. Lisa Kort-Butler. Associate Professor of Sociology. (UNL)
Joan Latta Konecky. Biological Science Librarian (UNL)
Erin Painter. RIS Associate (UNO)


Time to talk. A  panel of experienced and resourceful colleagues will talk about teaching, answer questions and share their passion for teaching with the summit participants. 


Assessing Information Literacy Concepts
Wednesday May 16th 1:35 PM-2:35 PM
Dr. Elizabeth Lewis. Associate Professor. Teacher Learning and Teacher Education. (UNL) 
This session will provide an overview of educational assessment foundations, common types of assessment, and how to align assessments with information literacy concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to practice designing rubrics and plan a set of assessments for a future lesson they will implement.


A Mixed Methods Approach to Assessing an Information Literacy Program
Wednesday May 16th 2:40 PM-3:40 PM
Katie BishopDirector of Research & Instruction Services. Humanities Librarian. (UNO)

UNO Libraries instructors spend a week teaching information literacy concepts to students taking Composition II. In this session we outline the different methodologies employed to assess this instruction program; examine the strengths and weaknesses of each approach; and discuss the results. Participants will get a sense of which methodologies might work to assess their instruction activities.  

Second Day

Thursday May 17th 

Curriculum Design

 Developing Learner-Centered Information Literacy Instruction for One-Shots,  Courses Taken for Credit, and Everything In-between.
Thursday May 17th 9:30 AM -10:45 AM​

Lorna Dawes. Social Science Librarian (UNL)
Mary Bolin. 
Meta-Data Librarian (UNL)


This session will explore three common learning theories and how they can inform information literacy instruction. It will highlight  backward design and demonstrate how it can be used to develop curricular materials and teaching strategies that support a  learner-centered, constructivist approach to teaching and learning.  Participants will examine their current teaching materials and pedagogy and apply some  general course development methods to their own teaching environment. 

Teaching Portfolios

The Teaching Portfolio for Librarians
Thursday May 17th 10:45 AM -11:45 AM​

Dr.  Elizabeth Lorang
Humanities Librarian  (UNL)


This session will frame the goals of teaching portfolios, provide examples of teaching portfolios developed by librarians and other teachers, and encourage participants to begin thinking about and creating their own teaching portfolio.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Hours of Operation | Parking Maps | Employment | Support the Libraries
318 Love Library | 13th & R | Lincoln, NE | (402) 472-9568
 @UNLLibraries |  @UNL_Lib |  @unl_lib |