All of the following workshops are held in Dimond Library Room 235 and involve hands-on activities using tools, techniques, and strategies. Bring your laptops!
Teaching & Learning with Genealogy: Thursday, November 16th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Genealogy is great research project involving critical thinking and source evaluation. But beware of pitfalls. Kathrine Aydelott (Librarian/Professor) will go over free and library-licensed tools as well as strategies for designing successful assignments.
The UNH Library’s Scholars’ Repository is a place for our community to share published and unpublished scholarship, student theses and projects, event proceedings, and more. In this session, with the help of Eleta Exline (Scholarly Communication Librarian) we’ll take a tour of the repository and learn how to make the most of its many features.
SELECTED BROWN BAGS
All of the following brown bags are held at lunch-time, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Dimond Library Room 352 (unless otherwise noted). These are an opportunity for open-discussion about specific topics around teaching and learning. Bring your lunch or pick up something at Zeke’s!
Introducing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education: Wednesday, September 27th
The Association of College and Research Libraries’ updated information literacy document empowers partnerships between departmental and library faculty. Kathrine Aydelott (Librarian/Professor) will discuss the evolution of information literacy in libraries and how subject librarians can collaborate to create information literacy-driven research assignments.
Fake News in the Classroom: Wednesday, October 11th
While not a new phenomenon, fake news is once again news. Kathrine Aydelott (Librarian/Professor) will discuss the varieties of fake news and what makes its reappearance so dangerous in a world of 24-hour news cycles and social media.
What Are Digital Badges?: Wednesday, October 18th
In the summer and fall of 2017, the First-Year Instruction Librarian and the Business Librarian partnered with the Paul College FIRE program to create a library game embedded within Canvas. Students who successfully completed the information literacy modules were awarded badges demonstrating their achievement and proficiency. Wendy Jo Girvin and Ben Peck will lead a discussion around developing and implementing digital badges and the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.
Working with Primary Sources: Thursday, October 26th in Dimond 343
Archives, special collections, and rare books provide wide ranging sources for original research; however, the traditional class visit, “show and tell,” often does not promote meaningful student engagement and learning. Increasingly, archivists and librarians are using active learning techniques to promote student-centered, hands on learning and reflection in a variety of disciplines. With Bill Ross (Special Collections Librarian/Professor) will discuss both the techniques used to promote the desired learning outcomes, along with strategies for introducing active learning and exercises/assignments using primary resources into the classroom.
ICPSR Data and Membership Benefits: Wednesday, November 8th
Louise Buckley (Librarian/Professor) will explore the benefits of UNH’s membership in the Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research: teaching tools, access to valuable data sets, online analysis tools, data enhancements, data curation, and searchable bibliography of data-related publications.
Find more information on UNH Library Fall 2017 Brown-Bags here.