CFParticipation: Digital Library Pedagogy Cookbook

The DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Group invites contributions to an online, open resource on digital library lesson plans and institutional strategies. From the call:

We seek to coordinate a collection of instructional resources that recognizes and reflects the diversity of context and practice within this broad field. We take as models the popular Library Instruction Cookbook (eds. Sittler and Cook) and Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (eds. Pagowsky and McElroy).

We plan to adopt a template for submissions, as modeled by the Collections as Data Facets project. We envision that contributions will be lesson-plan like: while they won’t necessarily be full lesson plans, they should focus on providing examples of instructional goals and activities that can be put into practice.

Some example contributions might look like:

  • 50-minute introduction to Early English Books Online for research on religious discourse
  • A multi-session outline or description of embedded approach to combining archival research with a digital project
  • A sample workflow preparing students to create metadata for a critical digital exhibit
  • Introduction to data literacy in the context of seeking demographic data
  • An outside-of-class preparatory activity evaluating the accessibility of a digital resource
  • Exercise on determining the rights status of visual resources on museums’ and archives’ websites
  • An annotated list of recommended resources for introducing a tool or topic with suggestions for instructional use
  • An assignment development workshop for instructors
  • Activities that foster a critical approach to digital library materials
  • A workshop on critical digital humanities methods that intersect with the library in some way

Potential topics include but would not be limited to:

  • Combining archival research with a digital project
  • Creating critical digital exhibits or archives
  • Embedded librarianship (and how it relates to the other two)
  • Tool- or method-based workshops
  • Assessing appropriate assignment scope
  • Matching tools and methods with learning goals
  • Critical digital library pedagogy
  • Universal design principles
  • Learner-centred teaching strategies
  • Critical information literacy
  • Critical digital humanities methods that intersect with the library in some way

Interested contributors should complete the Intent to Contribute form by May 31, 2018.

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