Seems like most of the articles from the mainstream media about libraries these days focus on how Google, etc. are eating the library’s lunch. So it was refreshing to see this positive story about an academic library in a metropolitan newspaper. Elmhurst College’s A.C. Buehler Library’s (Susan Swords Steffen, Director) interior redesign project is profiled in this article. In particular, the article discusses the addition of a new library instruction facility within the library. It also quotes a faculty member who works with the librarians to promote information literacy for students. The value of librarian-faculty collaboration is highlighted in the article. You don’t read stories like this in your daily paper everyday, but I do hope we’ll see more of them.
Looking for another way to engage the Center for Teaching on your campus? Try contributing to their blog. Here are a few mentioned in a message from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (also known simply as “POD”) discussion list:
- Thinking Out Loud (University of Northern British Columbia)
- Tomorrow’s Professor (MIT and Stanford)
- Writing, Teaching, and Learning at Elon (Elon College)
- LCCC – Center for Teaching Excellence (Lorain County Community College)
Is there a teaching center (or writing center) blog on your campus? If so, do you contribute? Let us know.