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Library Instruction Rooms

Faculty awarded the Library Instruction Room – Semester Course Use Award have received full use of one of the Library Instruction Rooms for one course section for the duration of the semester. To receive the Award, faculty must complete a proposal submission form demonstrating distinct plans for taking advantage of the functionality of the room.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria were used to evaluate proposals:

  • Thoughtful Integration of room features – demonstrates use of classroom technology, maximizes potential of room furniture (active learning in the South, flexible in the North)
  • Effects on teaching and learning – potential to enhance student learning, degree of innovation
  • Capacity for success – feasibility of applying the teaching and learning strategies in the future and to other rooms, plan for implementation and prepared to share results
  • Library instruction – if a class has a research paper/presentation component, shows interest in incorporating library instruction

Spring 2019 Award Winners

  • North Instruction Room
    • Megan Cannella (EN 101 Composition & Literature I)
  • South Instruction Room
    • Kate Healy (NR 441 Nursing Capstone)
    • Justin Marriott (ED 2XX Innovation in Education)
    • Duane Tompkins (CJ 312 Corrections)

Knowledge Sharing Requirement

Near the end of the semester, each Awardee will be required to host a brief (5 minute) presentation for the faculty to share about their experience, lessons learned, and what impact being in the space had on their teaching and student learning. This will be coordinated by the Library in collaboration with Faculty Development.

Awardees will also be expected to provide general feedback about the functionality of the room to Library staff throughout the semester and immediately report any problems with technology.