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Thursday, March 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work* (Instructional Technologists and Librarians support teaching and learning, together) *thank you John C. Maxwell
At Beloit College, instructional technologists and librarians share an open concept office. We have titled the space the Library and Instructional Technology Engagement or LITE Room. Being in this space affords us a unique opportunity to collaborate in support of teaching and learning on the Beloit campus. We have been working in this environment together for two years. Throughout the presentation we will share how our collaborative team came to be, in what ways we learned and grown over the two years, and our plans for the future.

As with most collaborations in technology we have experienced our fair amount of challenges with campus buy-in. However, the frequency of projects and proximity to each other we have found many opportunities to better utilize the skills available to us. To increase and foster relationships with faculty, we strive to present as a united force while problem-solving. Together, we work on course and assignment consultation with faculty to highlight campus technology and the collection. This has been particularly helpful with the instructional technologists participating in the Library’s Instruction and Consultation Work Group.

Two of our most successful partnerships have been integrating LibGuides into Moodle by demonstrating best practices for simple integration of widgets into blocks, marketing spaces, and course templates; and supporting a project to crowdsource transcription of some of the college’s archived artifacts. With several projects on the horizon, we can provide a roadmap of foreseen challenges, opportunities, and successes. These projects include: creation of library-centric tutorials, support of a campus-wide printing initiative, programming around a recording booth, and use of other creative digital technologies.

Jedidiah Rex | Instructional Technologist | Beloit College
Meghan Dowell | Consulting Library | Beloit College

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Meghan Dowell

Consulting Librarian, Beloit College
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Jedidiah Rex

Lawrence University

Thursday March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Library Harmon Room