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Symposium: Spotlight on Creative Instruction at GSU Library (ONLINE)

Symposium: Spotlight on Creative Instruction at GSU Library (ONLINE) Online

You are invited to attend the inaugural symposium "Spotlight: Creative Library Instruction at GSU"! This symposium is an opportunity for GSU librarians involved with instruction to

  • Share their creative teaching experiences and ideas
  • Connect with GSU instructors, librarians, and other interested staff and library workers, and
  • Promote collaborations between librarians and faculty and graduate-student instructors, as well as between librarians, in support of teaching and learning at GSU

Each session will be recorded separately, and recordings will be made available in ScholarWorks and on the library's YouTube channel. We will also be sending all registrants links to the recordings once the recordings are available. If you are interested but unable to attend, feel free to register in order to receive those links.

Here is the day's schedule:

Introduction: 9:45am - 10am

Session 1:  Five Teaching Tips for Today
10am - 10:45am
Presented by Ellen Barrow

This presentation will explore five techniques that can assist both experienced and new librarian educators as they prepare for classes and as they teach them. The techniques run from basic: making an outline to using active learning methods such as the one minute paper and the 5 W's Who, When, Where, What and Why worksheet and debriefing after each session to improve teaching overall.


Session 2: Teaching with Primary Sources: Working With What You've Got
11am - 11:45am
Presented by Jill Anderson

Primary source instruction isn't just limited to History instruction, and it isn't just limited to archival sources. In this presentation I will discuss creative ways to use library materials at hand to teach primary source literacy. I will also introduce attendees to the 2018 Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy, suggest ways that these Guidelines can "play" with the ACRL Framework, and suggest how the interplay between these standards can help librarians design creative ways of approaching primary-source literacy.


Lunch on your own: 12noon - 1pm

Session 3: GSU Data Ready! Micro-Credentialing Program 
1pm - 1:45pm
Presented by Halley Riley

This presentation will provide an overview of the GSU Data Ready! Badges micro-credentialing program, including: details about the program and its reach at GSU, pluses and minuses of micro-credentialing, lessons learned and suggestions for creating a micro-credentialing program.


Session 4: Introducing Copyright to Undergraduate Students
2pm - 2:45
Presented by Sheeji Kathuria and Mary Ann Cullen

This session will discuss the creation of a standalone workshop and a course instruction session on introducing basic copyright and fair use concepts to undergraduate students. Two Perimeter librarians saw an increase in assignments that incorporated multimedia projects and digital literacy skills. As a result, they developed a workshop to help students understand that pictures, music, and videos on the internet are not free for the taking, and issues to consider when using multimedia in their online portfolios and websites.

Wrapup: 2:45 - 3pm


You will need speakers or headphones, or you can listen via phone. You do not need a microphone and can participate in discussion via chat if you do not have microphone access.

The workshop URL is: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/meet/janderson73

Under Audio Connection, select either "Call Using Computer" or "I Will Call In" and follow the instructions.


Please get in touch with the organizers, Jill Anderson (Humanities Instruction Librarian, janderson73@gsu.edu) or Denise George (Education Librarian, denisegeorge@gsu.edu) if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to these sessions!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
9:45am - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Graduate Students  
  Faculty Workshops     Graduate Workshops     Online workshops  

Registration is required. There are 97 seats available.

Event Organizer

Mary Ann Cullen
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Denise George
Ellen Barrow
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Sheeji Kathuria
Halley Riley
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Jill Anderson

Humanities Instruction Librarian

Dr. Anderson's profile is available here