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Sunday, April 28 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
To the Front! Bringing Collections and Librarian Expertise into User Communities and the Classroom

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Lightning Round

Moderator: Stephanie Grimm, Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Making it Relevant to Them: An Architecture-Specific Approach to Teaching an Information Literacy Course - Barret Havens, Outreach Librarian, Woodbury University and Cathryn Ziefle, Architecture Librarian, Woodbury University

Crafting Hybrid Library/Studio Courses to Enhance the Arts Curriculum - Yuki Hibben, Assistant Head of Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries 

Building New Bridges through Book Arts - Sha Towers, Fine Arts Librarian, Baylor University

Ways of Seeing: Teaching and Learning with Photography - Amanda Brown, Special Collections Instruction Librarian, University of Colorado at Boulder

What’s Authority Without an Author? Zines As an Entry to Information Literacy - Kelly McElroy, Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Iowa

Incorporating Graphic Narratives into Online Instruction - Caitlin Plovnick, Reference Assistant, UC Irvine; Librarian, Touro University Worldwide and Jeffra Bussmann, STEM/Web Librarian, California State University, East Bay

Connecting Collections: Using Comics for Programming and Outreach in Museum Libraries - Leah High, Public Services Librarian, Nolan Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Comics in the Curriculum: Development, Outreach, and Support - Karen Green, Ancient & Medieval History and Religion Librarian, Graphic Novels Librarian, Columbia University

Touching on ideas of outreach and specialized literacy instruction, this dynamic lightning session will feature eight speakers utilizing primary documents; artists books, zines, and other objets d’art; and new and social media in the service of their user communities. Beyond the studio, these materials offer the potential to reach new audiences. Comics about science, medicine, or civil rights movements, along with comics and zines framed in historical context or acting as primary sources, allow librarians to integrate a visual medium with traditionally non-visually-oriented subjects, and to provide examples of non-canonical viewpoints. Book arts and bookmaking provide a bridge between the library and studio, while expertise in studio subjects allow a librarian to better integrate and embed in the classroom and provide highly specialized and relevant instruction to their students. Cathryn Ziefle and Barret Havens will present a model for specialized, curriculum-integrated information literacy courses for architecture students. Yuki Hibben will discuss a team-teaching hybrid library/studio courses that integrate library collections into the art curriculum. Sha Towers will explore the potential of the artists’ book collection as a tool for outreach and instruction. Amanda Brown will focus on the development of course-integrated instruction utilizing photographic materials held in special collections, including instruction targeted towards the sciences. Kelly McElroy will examine the use of zines and zine making in teaching information literacy skills. Caitlin Plovnick will discuss the use of graphic narratives in instruction- in particular, "making" comics for instruction. Leah High will speak on the outreach and programmatic aspects of comics collections in museum libraries. Karen Green will speak on how the comics medium can be used in teaching and outreach, specifically in non-studio-arts coursework including Narrative Medicine.


Sunday April 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Conference Center 211

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