Last thursday a colleague and I gave a presentation at the 7th annual CARLI Instruction Showcase held at North Park University. The day opened with two longer presentations, followed by 5 “showcase” presentations. The first focused on culturally sustainable pedagogy and self-reflective practice in creative inclusive classrooms for students with diverse identities. The second was a Q+A with the creators of the “Library Sessions” podcast.
In the afternoon we presented on the final (capstone) step of Wheaton’s information literacy curriculum. It was a delight to present in North Park’s impressive, and fairly new, science center. We’ve co-written a chapter in a forthcoming book about the entire information literacy plan at Wheaton, but this was the first time we’ve presented about the capstone component. We were pleased with the feedback we received.
After the conference, we visited North Park’s Library and were delighted with some of their design ideas and features, especially their bold use of color.