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Gateway Library Instruction Conference 2018


8:15-8:45 Registration desk open (Lobby Level 1)

8:45 -10:00 Opening Remarks (Room 142)

8:45-9:00 Welcome from Denise Stephens, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Washington University Libraries 

9:00-9:45 Keynote from Tim Bono, Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University

9:45 -10:00: Introduction to the conference planning committee and conference business

10:00-10:15 Break                 

10:15-11:30 Sessions

E-Learning (Instruction Room 1) 

Facilitator: Katrina Steirholz, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Librarians will participate in a hands-on activity featuring GeoFRED (a data mapping tool) and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework.  The facilitator will lead a discussion and get feedback on the data lessons The Federal Reserve is developing using a particular outline of the components of a lesson.

Faculty/Librarian Collaborations (Room 142)

Facilitators: Helena Marvin and Lindsey Scales, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Facilitators will discuss the meaning of "open" in Open Educational Resources and facilitate a discussion about promoting OER use within library instruction and more broadly on our campuses. Participants are recommended to register at in advance.

Active Learning and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy (Instruction Room 2)

Facilitators: Raleigh Muns, University of Missouri, St. Louis and AJ Robinson, Washington University in St. Louis 

In this session, facilitators will demonstrate how editors interact with Framework principles of “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” and “Information Creation as a Process” in Wikipedia. Participants will be guided through the process of adding citations and finding topics to edit, and be introduced to a myriad of tools to support instruction. Participants will gain an understanding of Wikipedia community principles and the experience of contributing to the world’s most widely used reference source. Participants will benefit from registering a Wikipedia account prior to the session. A limited number of computers will be provided on site. No prior experience necessary.

11:30 - 12:00 Breakout Sessions

Improv (Instruction Room 3)

Tours (Lobby Level 1)

Wikipedia and Libraries (Instruction Room 2)

12:00-1:00 Lunch and networking

Lunch will be from The Art of Entertaining (Room 142, Instruction Room 3, or another location of your choice!)

1:00-2:15 Sessions

Instructional Design (Olin 142)

Facilitators: Chris Grabau, Saint Louis University & Lindsay Meador and Jerol Enoch, Washington University in St. Louis

Participants will work together in an active learning environment to include basic principles of instructional design into their work as a librarians. 

Classroom Engagement Techniques (Instruction Room 2)

Facilitator: Ted Chaffin, Washington University in St. Louis and Holly Hubenschmidt, Webster University

Both facilitators will provide a hands on demonstration of a classroom engagement technique. The remainder of the session will include small group activities, demonstrations and suggestions from attendees, and brainstorming to share new approaches to classroom engagement. 

High School/Cross Library Collaborations (Instruction Room 1)

Facilitator: Kim Lipsey, Washington University Bernard Becker Medical Library and Clara McLeod, Washington University in St. Louis

The speakers will share a five to seven minute presentation highlighting their experience with exposing high school students to library services and resources. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of partnering with other entities on campus. The expectation is that a discussion will ensue that will energize the audience to get involved with identifying a project they can pursue. Participants will explore ways to interact with partners at their individual institutions.

2:15-2:45 Breakout Sessions

Tours (Lobby Level 1)

Yoga at your desk (Instruction Room 2)

2:45-4:00 Sessions

Brainstorming and Troubleshooting Instruction Issues - this session will be held in two rooms (Instruction Room 3, Room 142)

Bring your most challenging issues to the discussion, and your colleagues can help you solve them!

4:00-4:30 Closing (Room 142)

Closing will include a discussion about the day, ah-ha moments, and a brief survey of your experience.