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Jim Hahn - ACRL Instruction Section Discussion Group Leader

Congratulations to Jim Hahn for being accepted to lead an ACRL Instruction Section Discussion Group at Midwinter (competitive blind review process). Should be a great conversation on mobile technology and information literacy instruction! Original announcement below with time/date/place details.

I'll link to the summary of the discussion when its posted after the ALA Midwinter meeting.

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Subject: [ili-l] IS Discussion Groups at Midwinter
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:45:56 -0800
From: Gail Gradowski
Reply-To: ili-l@ala.org

The Instruction Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries will be convening two Discussion Groups at Midwinter in Denver.

On Saturday, from 4-5:30 pm, in the Sunlight Peak Room of the Grand Hyatt, Jim Hahn, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will lead a discussion titled Mobile Learning Best Practice for Information Literacy Instruction. As Mr. Hahn pointed out in his proposal, according to a 2008 Pew Internet and American Life Project report, Mobile Access to Data and Information, the cell phone ranks as the most highly valued technology in America. None of us who spends any time on a college campus is surprised by that, I’m sure. Our students appear to be glued to their phones, both texting and talking. This discussion will be an opportunity to consider the tapping of this pervasive technology for information literacy instruction.

Then, on Sunday, 1:30-3 pm, in Korbel Ballroom 2C of the Colorado Convention Center, Wendy Holliday, from Utah State University, will be facilitating a discussion on another very timely topic, Teaching 2.0: What are the Pedagogical Implications of Social Technologies. While 2.0 tools and technologies have been a hot topic recently, the specific focus of this discussion proposes to move our attention away from the specific tools and into a deeper exploration of our teaching, connecting the 2.0 technologies to real instructional practice.

Please join us for these very timely discussions. And, bring your colleagues!

Gail Gradowski
Orradre Library
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: (408) 554-5438
Email: ggradowski@scu.edu

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