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Monday, May 16 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Boosting Staff Literacy Together: Improving Collaboration and Communication in Instruction Programs

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One of the ways academic libraries should prioritize information literacy is by increasing educational best practices and pedagogy. Organizations should acknowledge potential instructional disparities staff may have in training and offer opportunities to build a cohesive program by boosting the skills of involved librarians. At UNCP, we have identified three needs within our instruction program, including standardization of curriculum, online presence, and efficient communication between librarians, faculty, and students. We have developed three corresponding objectives that we hope to attain by the end of the year: implementing microlearning, increasing Canvas familiarity, and developing staff confidence and collaboration. In pursuit of these objectives, we plan to hold professional development workshops utilizing cross-campus collaboration, designate and organize an online collaborative space for librarians, and initiate instructional meetings for input, communication, and conversation.

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Elizabeth Jones

Instruction Services Reference Librarian, UNC Pembroke
Elizabeth Jones is a white, cis, asexual woman working as the instruction services reference librarian at UNCP. She has two advanced degrees. She is a recent graduate of UMD’s MLIS program and has ten years of experience as an ESL teacher.
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Jessica Collogan

Dean, UNC Pembroke
Jessica Collogan is a Chilean American Latina of Mapuche descent who values the opportunities that education provides to first-generation student of immigrants. She has worked in academic, public, special, and corporate libraries for over twenty years, and is Dean of Library Services... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT