A year and a half ago York University Libraries set out on a journey to develop and implement a restructuring plan. The vision was to create a new organizational structure that makes the Libraries more agile and helps our users thrive in the ever changing academic landscape.
Restructuring Progress Update – Aug 31
Teaching and Learning Division
The Library’s new Teaching & Learning Division sets out to actively promote student learning, engagement and academic success, as well as to foster teaching partnerships with Faculties across campus through innovative services and programming delivered at the point of need. This Division is comprised of two Departments:
The Curriculum and Course Support Department addresses the library user experience in a comprehensive fashion through integrative approaches. This Department is charged with reimagining and enhancing the following services:
- Research services (which include finding, evaluating and citing sources)
- Accessibility services
- Course reserves
- Circulation services
The above service areas will also develop to become more intentionally and closely integrated with the Learning Commons, also housed within this Department. The Learning Commons brings together learning support services on campus.
The Student Learning and Academic Success Department is charged with developing a programmatic approach to teaching and learning. We help students achieve academic success through critical engagement with information sources, and collaborate with faculty members in teaching environments.
We develop and deliver curricular and co-curricular programming that advances both traditional and new modes of teaching and learning. Some of the immediate areas of focus are:
- Digital and critical pedagogy
- Strategic integration of information, digital, media, and data literacies
- Open Educational Resources (facilitate the adoption, creation and usage of OER on campus)
In the meantime, please continue to communicate with the Libraries as you have done in the past. If you have questions, please contact us via this form.