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Liaison Update Forum May 24 2018 – Curriculum Mapping, ORCID, and Discover Archives

Below is a list of speakers and any slides or resources from the liaison update forum held on May 24: Jessie Richards, Curriculum Developer, Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education presented on Curriculum Mapping (Curriculum map example 1 and example 2) Stephanie Orfano, Head, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office, presented on ORCID task … Read More

Electronic Resource Management Lifecycle and Workflow at UTL

Slide deck from the staff presentation  in March 2017 by Weijing Yuan, Marlene van Ballegooie, Klara Maidenberg Do you wonder what happens behind the scenes to acquire and manage access to e-resources? Are you curious to know why some resources have multiple access points and some have various restrictions? Have you heard talk of the COUNTER … Read More

Articulate Storyline – Accessible Learning Object Design Guide

This guide, created by Will Heikamp, was introduced at CTSI this week: Accessible Learning Object Design Guide It’s specifically meant to support those people using Articulate Storyline to design online learning objects in compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA Web Accessibility standards. Thank you to Eveline Houtman for providing this resource.  

SPARC-CARL Webinar on Supports for Tri-Agency Policy

Now Online: SPARC-CARL Webinar on Supports for Tri-Agency Policy The recording and slides of the SPARC-CARL Webinar, “Library and Research Services Supports for the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications,” are now available on the CARL website. / / L’enregistrement et les diapositives du webinaire de SPARC et de l’ABRC, « Politique des trois organismes sur le … Read More

Putting ourselves in their shoes: What really matters to our community?

On October 13, thirty library staff members gathered in the BlackBurn Room to explore our communities’ needs from their perspective.   The event was structured about the concept of Value Proposition Design, a way for businesses and other organizations to develop service and communication strategies that resonate with their clientele. Although this exercise comes from … Read More

One Tech to Teach Them All: Introducing a tool for choosing the right type of online IL delivery

Are you gearing up for the fall teaching season? Pondering ways to expand the reach of your IL initiatives? Having trouble deciding between creating or updating your interactive tutorials, libguides, or videos? You’re invited to try out a new tool for selecting digital/online learning objects: https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/online-learning-objects While many of us would like to create digital learning objects … Read More

Library workshop programming principles

At it’s October meeting, the Instruction in Library Use Committee approved a short set of principles to guide its workshop programming: Library instruction programming… Supports University of Toronto student success by providing opportunities for students to acquire digital and information literacy skills to critically assess the information landscape, from production to consumption Involves the academic … Read More

Ideas for taking better (vs. more) notes at conferences and meetings

Short read:  Taking Useful Notes and Conferences.  David Lee King describes how he has changed the way he takes notes at conferences, moving from (kind of) transcribing what he hears,  to noting key ideas he wants to explore when he returns home.  He marks them into categories: Blog this Read this Think more about this … Read More

Authority + Format = … Crossing the Threshold: Workshop #2

Librarians from Ryerson, York, and all three campuses of the University of Toronto came together on July 8th in the second of a series of workshops exploring the ACRL’s threshold concepts for information literacy. The workshop was led by John Bolan of the Bora Laskin Law Library at U of T, and Silvia Vong of … Read More

Scholarship as a Dinner Party? : Exploring the ACRL IL Threshold Concepts

On June 3rd I attended the first in a series of workshops focused on the ACRL’s Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, and how the threshold concepts proposed in the document can be translated into practice. This first workshop was focused on two threshold concepts: “Scholarship is a Conversation” and “Research as Inquiry.” … Read More