Art Libraries Society of
Teaching Librarians in the Arts Discussion Group
Sunday, April 18, , Sutton Suite
Facilitators: Betsy Peck Learned, Rijn Templeton
1) Betsy opened meeting and welcomed all in attendance.
2) Rijn announced that yesterday, (Sunday, 4/17), it was agreed at the RISS business meeting that they would change the wording in their charter to specifically include “teaching” under their aegis. They would also link to our listserv… etc.
3) Integrating “Information Literacy”
· discussion on successful programs and endeavors made to overcome barriers
· UC Berkely has a grant to collaborate with faculty to come up with courses together.
· Mass Art has integrated information literacy into the entire curriculum with goals set throughout. good results
· one institution tried producing video using streaming video to teach “how to find a book” for more routine instruction
· terminology is key when approaching faculty. Do not want to imply they are “illiterate.” When approached by faculty for help, consider this a “teachable moment” and show them how to do it.
· teaching student workers how to use technology. Quite often students are more prone to asking another student for help
4) Educational technology that is useful for librarians--Camtasia, and Robodemo are two such software programs available on the market that enable us to imbed a streaming video into a library tutorial
5) How to attract the studio artist into the library. Suggestions include:
· marketing how we can help them with something they will need like grant research
· artist books, how to find them and information about them
· exhibit of artists’ sketchbooks
· reach them through their required “non-studio” courses
· image research in our print resources
· working with the graphic design department’s poster competition, suggest research methods, and tools
All of above were suggested as the “hook.” Once they are in the library, they can learn of all the other resources and services we have to offer.
6) The publication of Jeanne Brown’s, book Library Instruction for Students in Design Disciplines: Scenarios, Exercises, Techniques was acknowledged. It was noted that there are plans for a companion volume.
Before adjournment, it was agreed that we should meet again next year.