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Library Learning

Resources for Librarians

Guiding Documents

We rely on national and local standards and statements to guide, improve, and assess our practice as teaching librarians.

National Standards from ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Local Standards from University of Illinois

Professional Development Resources

Checklist for New Librarians and Others with Teaching Responsibilities

This University of Illinois document helps new librarians orient themselves to information literacy practices and resources.

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a campus-wide service unit responsible for assisting faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction.

GSLIS - Library Teaching Alliance

A partner project between the University of Illinois' Library and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, under the auspices of the Provost's Initiative on Teaching Advancement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Teaching Advancement Board

Administers the Provost's Initiative on Teaching Advancement, the Travel Grant program, grants for teaching and curricula workshops, the campus instructional awards program, and the Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Program. The board also supports college-based professional development programs on teaching effectiveness.

Illinois Online Network

"The Illinois Online Network (ION) is a collaboration of thirty-one community colleges and the University of Illinois working together to advance utilization of Internet-based instruction and service throughout the state of Illinois." Their ION Resources page has links to such information as an overview of online learning, instructional design for online course development, web design for online courses, evaluation of online courses, and tutorials for programs used to create online course content.

Tips on teaching

Ideas on active learning and collaborative learning that you can use in your classes.

Tips on assessment

"Institutional assessment efforts should not be concerned about valuing what can be measured, but instead about measuring what is valued." -A. W. Astin

Tips on writing learning outcomes

How to write learning outcomes.

Organizations

User Education Committee

The User Education Committee is the hub of the information literacy community at the University of Illinois library.

Professional organizations that support library teaching

Resources and Support

For More Help

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Coordinator of Information Literacy Services and Instruction, is available for consulting on instructional matters. Contact her at (217) 333-1323 or by email.