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“Teaching with Librarians”: New Series of Talks Focuses on Librarian/Faculty Teaching Collaborations

In March and April, the Library will host four teams of faculty and librarians (and one archivist!) in a series of informal talks about their innovative teaching partnerships. In these Teaching with Librarians” sessions, faculty, graduate student instructors, and library colleagues are invited to attend to learn more about the planning, processes, obstacles, and successes each team has experienced, and to participate in a discussion of lessons learned, techniques developed, and ideas spurred by these presentations.

Each talk will take place in the CURVE on Library South 2 in the downtown Atlanta library. These talks are free, and each session will also be recorded with the link made available after the talk. Light refreshments will also be served. For further details about each session and registration links, see below.

  • Friday, March 13, 11am – 12pm: Using APA PsycINFO and the PICO Framework in Education Instruction, with Denise Dimsdale (Education Librarian) and Dr. Sarah Carlson (Learning Services, College of Education and Human Development), who will discuss how they developed two classroom activities to help students with​ choosing a topic for ​working on annotated bibliography and literature review ​assignments. The first activity involves a unique approach to using the APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms within the APA PsycINFO database to identify available topics, ​and how to narrow down topic searches to obtain a more doable list of results (e.g., using filters). The second classroom activity involves using a modified version of the PICO (Population, Intervention/ Investigation, Comparison, Outcome) framework ​to guide students for narrowing down their topics of interest even further, thinking of how to group their topics of interest into subtopics. Each will be presented with an example and student feedback.
  • Friday, March 27, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Incorporating Tableau into an Undergraduate History Course, with Joel Glogowski (Nursing, Health Professions, & Data Services Librarian), Kelsey Jordan (Science & Data Services Librarian), and Dr. Jeffrey Young (History)  will discuss their experiences with incorporating Tableau software into an undergraduate History course. The presentation will cover Dr. Young’s curriculum development process, examples of student work, and the library’s role in student success.
  • Friday, April 10, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Producing Ancillary and Supporting Materials for the OpenStax Sociology Textbook, with Jennie Law (Reference & Instruction Librarian, Perimeter College) and Dr. Kathy Dolan (Sociology, Perimeter College – Clarkston) will discuss their experience with an Affordable Learning Georgia mini-grant to produce ancillary materials for the OpenStax Sociology textbook. Their collaboration created a repository of OER supporting materials which are accessible to faculty and students around the globe.

Sarah Carlson and Denise Dimsdale