ERIC Number: ED329260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-26
Creating Effective Library Assignments: A Workshop for Faculty.
Donegan, Patricia Morris
Because reference librarians at San Antonio College (Texas) often found themselves facing the difficult situation of assisting students who were struggling with ill-conceived, faculty-designed library assignments, they developed a 2-hour workshop for faculty on the construction of course-related assignments. This collection of workshop-related materials traces the steps taken to construct the workshop. The materials: (1) explain how the Library Instruction Committee assembled an overall mission statement and include an excerpt from the statement that presents their campus-wide faculty development goals and objectives; (2) summarize key points from a proposal submitted to the Faculty Development Office and describe the proposal process; (3) describe how the Library Instruction Committee functioned as a team to develop the workshop; (4) relate publicity tactics; (5) outline the introductory lecture; (6) discuss 10 characteristics of effective library assignments and identify pitfalls to be avoided; and (7) present group exercises for reviewing library assignments before they are implemented and instructions for designing and evaluating action-oriented assignments. An instrument for faculty evaluation of the workshop is also included. The materials packet received by workshop participants is appended. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a poster session at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (Dallas, TX, June 26, 1989).