Get to Know Your Functional Specialists – Liaison Update Forum

The Liaison Update Forum on Oct. 4 featured short presentations by UTL’s functional specialists, who explained what they do and how their services can be useful to liaisons. Below is a list of speakers and any slides or resources they provided with their presentation. Leslie Barnes: Digital Scholarship Jesse Carliner: Communications Nancy Fong: Digital Initiatives Lisa Gayhart: User … Read More

Librarians at the 2013 Teaching & Learning Symposium

Every autumn, the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation hosts a Teaching & Learning Symposium to explore a variety of topics and issues involved in teaching and learning at the University of Toronto. Librarians are always welcome to participate and attend, and this year the CTSI-seconded librarians deployed a survey to get feedback from the librarians in … Read More

The MOOC syllabus blues Strategies for MOOCs and syllabus materials

From the November 2013 College and Research Library news: Kyle Courtney, who leads the support of HarvardX MOOCs, some practical advice for librarians who need to support MOOCs at their institutions with resources and copyright advice.

PASS (Partnering for Academic Student Success) 2011-12 Annual Report now available

Read the report here: Learn more about the history of the PASS project in the following LibGuide: A Partnership Between CTSI and Instructional Librarians, University of Toronto ———————- During 2011-2012, Patricia Bellamy (St. George), Whitney Kemble (UTSC), Joanna Szurmak (UTM), and Rita Vine (St. George) were seconded to the Centre of Teaching Support and Innovation … Read More

New Online Undergrad Courses in Coming Academic Year

Laurie Harrison provides an update on what’s in the pipeline for the coming academic year.

Photos from Out of Cite! Citation and Document Managers for Serious Researchers

I posted a few photos from yesterday’s event held in the AMR and lab here at Gerstein: Out of Cite! Citation and Document Managers for Serious Researchers.  We had about 60 people attend from all over the university and hospitals (mostly in the sciences).   We had reps from 5 products (Sente, Papers, Mendeley, Wizfolio and … Read More

Partnering for Academic Student Success (PASS) Final report released!

Partnering for Academic Student Success (PASS) During 2010-2011, Sheril Hook (UTM), Sarah Fedko (UTSC), and Patricia Bellamy (St George) were seconded to the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) for two days a week as the first participants in the new CTSI and U of T Libraries partnership.  Attached is their final report outlining … Read More

Tri-Campus Business Librarians

This fall, UTSC librarians reorganized from a functions-based model to a subject model and I became the subject librarian for management, computer science, and math. At a conference in May, I was introduced to Laura Anderson from the Business Information Centre at Rotman. She offered to give me a quick overview of the most popular … Read More

More great library instruction case studies from Harvard Business School

Click on the title to watch these short 2-3 minute videos!  Descriptions are drawn from the innovations web site Business at the Base of the Pyramid Knowledge Center Professor Kasturi Rangan and Senior Lecturer Michael Chu “Professor Kasturi Rangan and Senior Lecturer Michael Chu describe their collaboration to create an Internet-based research portal for the … Read More

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Now available on the ALA web site, the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education “are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries must demonstrate their value and document … Read More