Library Instruction and Teaching April Expanding Knowledge Webinar

Lorraine Heffernan teaching students at UMass Dartmouth

The BLC held the April webinar of our Expanding Knowledge Webinar Series "Expanding Knowledge: Library Instruction and Teaching" with Dianne N. Brown, Social Science Research & Instruction Librarian at Tufts University and Lorraine Heffernan, Business & Economics Librarian at UMass Dartmouth, on Wednesday, April 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

The webinar presented an overview of current approaches to library instruction for library staff at all levels of involvement. Dianne and Lorraine provided attendees with thorough information on the change in library instruction from bibliographic to information literacy, both in theory and practice, the shift from the ACRL Standards to the ACRL Framework, differentiating teaching for various populations, using classes to promote other library services, and current pedagogies and tools. 

Dianne N. Brown has worked at the Tisch Library at Tufts University for two years. Prior to working at Tufts, Dianne was a research & instruction librarian at Lesley University. Teaching is Dianne's favorite thing about being a librarian.

Lorraine Heffernan has worked as a business & economics librarian for seven years, and had been the library instruction liaison for freshman English classes for several years.  She is a career changer who previously spent many years working in finance within the securities industry.

A full recording of the webinar and the presenter's slides, including a list of resources, are archived in the "Member Events" section of the BLC website

Please register for the BLC's upcoming May Expanding Knowledge Webinar: Visualization and Assessment on Tuesday, May 8th, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Please contact Executive Director Susan Stearns or Program Coordinator Jessica Hardin if you have any questions or suggestions for future Expanding Knowledge Webinars.