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  • Not Throwing Away My One-Shot: Implementing Critical Information Literacy Pedagogy in One-Shot Instruction

    Submitted by Alexandra on January 25, 2017

    From left to right: Dawn Cadogan, Maric Kramer, Stacy Collins, Sam Quinon, Dawn Stahura, Caro Pinto, Shanti Freudlich

    On January 19th, 2017, Fenway Libraries Online hosted its second event for the Information Literacy Collection Management Community of Interest: Not Throwing Away My One-Shot: Implementing Critical Information Literacy Pedagogy in One-Shot Instruction.  The program content was developed by community chairs, Sam Quiñon and Stacy Collins.  

    The event included a Think Tank of library and information science professionals: Dawn Cadogan and Caro Pinto, chapter authors for the ACRL Handbook of Critical Library Pedagogy, Shanti Freudlich the Online and Educational Technologies Librarian at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Maric Kramer the Academic Outreach Librarian for the Social Sciences at Brandeis University, and Dawn Stahura the Research and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences and Zine Librarian at Simmons College.

    Attendees were able to meet with fellow Info Lit colleagues and explore how they are already incorporating critical pedagogy into their work or how they can begin to do so for the future.  Thank you to the organizers, panelists, and attendees for contributing to an informative event!
     
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  • Content and Applications Manager at FLO

    Submitted by Alexandra on January 18, 2017
     
    If you have not met her already, the FLO Office would like to officially welcome its newest hire, Tania Fersenheim.  Tania started as the Content and Applications Manager for FLO in July, 2016 and has since gone on to take a leading role in the consortia-wide discovery project.  Prior to joining FLO, Tania has worked in library automation since 1995, both on the side of libraries and on the side of vendors.  Some of her previous positions included Support Analyst and Trainer at Geac Computers and Manager of Library Systems at Brandeis University.  Tania received her A.B. from Cornell University and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.  

     

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  • Broadly Narrow - The Challenges of Selecting: from Specialized Libraries to Statewide Sharing

    Submitted by Alexandra on November 22, 2016

    Group view of room

    On November 18th, 2016, Fenway Libraries Online hosted the inaugural event for the Collection Management Community of Interest: Broadly Narrow - The Challenges of Selecting: from Specialized Libraries to Statewide Sharing.  The event began with a presentation on collecting for specialized libraries, led by Joanne Doucette the Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Henrietta DeBenedictis Library, at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  

    The event also featured a panel discussion with members of the All-FLO Collection Development Committee (ACDC).  The panel discussed the detailed process of developing the academic content profile for Ebook Library (EBL) available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections (CeC).  ACDC went on to discuss the challenges of working with vendor ebook packages and their ideas for the future of managing ebook collections.  

    Attendees asked great questions and promoted an insightful discussion.  Thank you to our presenters and panelists for conducting an excellent event!

     

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  • Taking Stock: Best Practices for Designing Library Learning Space Today

    Submitted by Alexandra on November 8, 2016
     Allison Head

    Earlier this month, Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) and the Fenway Libraries Consortium (FLC) hosted the event, Taking Stock: Best Practices for Designing Library Learning Space Today.  The keynote speaker of the event was Allison Head, Executive Director and Lead Researcher at Project Information Literacy (PIL).  

     

    Head spoke about the research PIL has conducted regarding building renovations at academic libraries.  The research encapsulated all parts of the renovation process, from how librarians and architects work together in planning stages, to the goals and changes librarians and administrators wanted to see in the physical space, to how patrons used the spaces after the renovations.  The full report on this project is still to be released.  

     

    Learn more about Allison Head and Project Information Literacy here.  

     

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