Have you recently had an exemplary instruction experience? Where the students were all fully engaged, the tech all worked perfectly, the time frame aligned perfectly with what you wanted to teach, and the research project was interesting and inspiring? Congratulations! This is not THAT conference; however, maybe next year.
We've all had instruction sessions, lesson plans, or tutorials where something (large or small) has gone wrong. Some examples may include:
The classroom was unfamiliar
The Wi-Fi went down
The tech or database wasn't working properly
Students behaved inappropriately
The instructor asked for one thing in planning but had something different the day-of
What did you do? How did you fix it for next time? Any advice for librarians in similar situations? Come share with us at SCIL Works 2020.
This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2020 will focus on the many ways in which instruction librarians have adapted and bounced back from lesson plans that didn't quite work as expected.
CARL Members: $30 (must be logged into your CARL membership account)
CARL Student Members: $15
Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) will be hosting SCIL Works on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the University Library (room 305) on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.
Parking is $10. All parking permits from other CSU campuses will be honored.
Information about parking can be found here. Parking maps can be found here
Breakfast is provided, lunch is on your own, but the planning committee will provide some local recommendations so you can continue networking.
CARL is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities at all CARL-sponsored events. Please indicate your special needs or dietary requirements when registering or RSVPing to events. Requests for special accommodations must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.