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ILC Roundtable Rescheduled: The Art of Negotiation

We have rescheduled the ILC Round Table:

The ILC would like to invite all librarians at York University to attend our next round table event. As in the previous events, we are going to speak from our experiences. The discussion will centre on the various negotiations we have encountered in our instruction.

Feel free to share, demonstrate or comment on what you have learned from these experiences.

Again, we will use an informal, unconference style approach in the first five minutes of the event to construct agenda topics based on the attendees’ interests and concerns.

Please bring your ideas you want to share but please keep things informal and to 5 minutes or less. Computer access will be available in the event it’s needed.

Coffee, tea and other refreshments will be provided by the generousity of the ULO

Please  RSVP to Peter’s email,

Developing Your Teaching Portfolio -Tomorrow!

Time: 12:00 noon
Location: SMIL Screening Room

Tomorrow’s session, the second in ILC’s Professional Development Teaching and Learning Series is “Developing Your Teaching Portfolio” and will be led by Ros Woodhouse, Academic Directer of the Centre for the Support of Teaching. She has requested that all those attending tomorrow’s session bring a laptop and a copy of their Teaching Philosophy Statement (if they have one).

Hope to see you all there!
Mary Kandiuk, for ILC

ILC Brownbag Lunch Feb 4 at noon


Just a reminder to everyone about the second ILC Brownbag Lunch this Wednesday at noon in SMIL. Click here to see the entire Brownbag Schedule

At this session Dr. Brenda Spotton Visano (School of Public Policy and Administration/ Department of Economics, Atkinson) will be presenting on learning modalities and learning styles. Group discussion will follow.

Hope to see you there!

Mary Kandiuk, for ILC

Librarians on Retreat Tuesday

Posted on behalf of Sophie Bury:

Librarians will get together Tuesday to discuss Information Literacy and Graduate Students.

“The Information Literacy Committee very much looks forward to welcoming (librarians) at our IL Retreat on May 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Scott staff lounge to focus on the theme of Information Literacy & graduate students. Refreshments will be served.

I thank the IL committee for all their hard work and creativity in coming up with an agenda which we hope you will find interesting, thought provoking, and engaging. Through a combination of presentations, group discussions, panels, and group exercises we aim to explore a number of themes, to learn from each other, and to share with you a number of materials, which you can take away to help with your information literacy practice with graduate students in the future.

Reading materials:

1. IL Retreat Agenda

2. Executive summary of the findings and recommendations from the survey and focus groups conducted with graduate students at York. There is a main report and an addendum. Please try to read the report. A big huge thanks to Mary Kandiuk who took on the task of preparing this.

3. Group Exercise Outline
The one titled Group exercise basically allows you to see what we have in mind in advance for the retreat group exercise activity, and how the groups have been set up. The other document on the ACRL IL standards is recommended optional additional reading.

4. Two short articles (three pages each) selected by Sarah and Rajiv who kindly conducted a literature review. They discuss the practical implementation of findings of graduate student surveys.

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ILC Brown Bag Lunch Tomorrow

The Information Literacy Committee (ILC) is hosting a brown bag lunch tomorrow entitled “Working with and developing links with faculty.” They will be joined by Rob Kenedy (Sociology) & Ross Rudolph (Political Science) in a discussion about building strong links between faculty and librarians.

*Where*: SMIL Screening Room (note the room change)
*Time*: 12 – 1:30

Note there are two remaining brown bags for this term.  The one scheduled for April 5 is a rescheduled session to make up for an earlier cancellation.  Both will be held in the SMIL Screening Room.

*March 29: Social Software and its Possibilities (WRC) *
A discussion about social networking in an academic environment, including wikis, blogs and social bookmarking.

*April 5: Assignment Toolkit (ILC)*
A discussion around assignment design, developing good assignments and how to approach faculty when presented with problematic assignments.