Wednesday, November 13 (optional information literacy consultations with Beth and an evening workshop dinner) and Thursday, November 14, 2013 (presentation)
Beth S. Woodard
Beth Woodard has served as a reference librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1983. Since 2002, she has also served as the library-wide Staff Development and Training Librarian, providing a wide variety of instructional opportunities for undergraduate student workers, graduate assistants, staff members, academic professionals and library faculty. These range from preparing an online introduction to the libraries for use by over 400 undergraduate student workers using course-management software, to providing a week-long face-to-face orientation to the library's 80 graduate assistants, and from providing an intensive institute for training supervisors to providing more customized orientation for new library faculty on research expectations at the institution. Previously she was a reference librarian at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. From 1993 to 1995, Beth team-taught a course in library use instruction in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. In 1999, she joined the faculty for the Immersion program, and has participated in the delivery of over 16 Immersion programs. From 2007-2008, she taught the ACRL online course on Teaching Portfolios with Joan Ruelle and Judith Arnold. She has served as a consultant for improving instruction programs and teaching skills for librarians at several universities in the Midwest, ranging from one-day sessions to five days, and has been asked to present sessions internationally as well. She has served on numerous ALA committees within RUSA (including editor of the RUSA Update and director-at-large) and the ACRL Instruction Section (including secretary and chair), contributing to the Model Statement of Objectives (1984-1987), the Guidelines for Bibliographic Instruction (1994-96), and its review (2008-2009), and the Assessment of Information Environment (2004-2006). She received the RUSA Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award in 1998 and the ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award in 2010. She co-edited the Information Literacy column in RUSQ with Lori Arp from 2002-2009, and has served on the editorial boards of Research Strategies (2001-2006), Communications in Information Literacy (2007-2009) and Practical Academic Librarianship (2010). She has published both on reference and instruction topics. Beth holds a B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University, and an M.S. in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Workshop Abstract Participants will: Where Target Audience Registration Fees Schedule Consultations Transportation Options Transportation between Camrose and Edmonton International Airport Transportation between Camrose and the University of Alberta in Edmonton Transportation between the Workshop and the Super 8 or Ramada Inn in Camrose Accommodations Workshop Dinner Options Past Workshops Additional Information
Topic: Implementing Learning-Centered Teaching
Learning-centered teaching is an approach to teaching that changes the focus from what the teacher does to student learning. In "instructor-centered teaching" the emphasis on what instructors do often leads to students who are passive learners and who do not take responsibility for their own learning. In "learning-centered teaching", the role of instructor shifts from giver of information to facilitator of student-learning. Learning-centered teachers articulate what we expect our students to learn, design educational experiences to advance their learning, and provide opportunities for them to demonstrate their success in achieving those expectations. Learning-centered instruction encourages student reflection, dialogue, and engagement, and requires assessment of content mastery. To be effective, a change toward learning-centered teaching may require a re-centering of assessment practices to include more and different evaluations of the learning experience. Learning-centered approaches can be applied to any kind of instructional setting, form one-shot courses to credit courses.
Faith & Life Centre (Map), Augustana Campus, University of Alberta
Camrose (Map), Alberta (Map)
Driving Directions to Augustana
Printable driving directions with maps (PDF)
Parking is free, requires no permit, and is allowed in any parking lot stall on campus that does not have an electrical plug.
Camrose is approximately a one-hour drive south-east of Edmonton.
Reference/instruction librarians, library administrators, teaching faculty, and graduate students in library and information studies.
Registration Opens September 9, 2013
Early Bird (prior to or on October 6): $95 (students: $60)
Regular (Oct. 7 - Oct. 27): $150 (students: $75)
Onsite (Oct. 28 - Nov. 14): $200 (students: $100)
We are unable to provide refunds in the event of a cancellation. However, we would be happy to transfer your registration to another person attending from your institution.
Wednesday, November 13
1:00 - 5:00 pm: consultations with Beth
6:00 pm: Dinner: at the Odin Dining Room, Norsemen Inn - 6505-48 Ave. (map)
Thursday, November 14
8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Workshop
We are pleased to offer workshop registrants the opportunity to meet with the workshop presenter for a 50-minute consultation regarding any aspect of student engagement in information literacy. These consultations will take place between 1:00 and 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13. The deadline for consultation requests is October 18. We cannot offer choice regarding what time your consultations will be, but we can guarantee that you will be informed of these details by Friday, November 1. There is a fee of $75 per registrant for a consultation, and we can accommodate multiple registrants from the same institution who wish to take part in the same consultation. Each interested person will register individually for the consultation session, noting additional intended persons with whom you wish to share a consultation. The consultation option will be available to the first 4 requests.
We would advise against making travel arrangements, including booking flights, until your consultation has been confirmed.
The deadline for transportation requests is Monday, Oct. 28. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet transportation requests made after this date. If you will need transportation, please select from the options below and contact us with any questions before registering or booking your flight.
If you are flying in to Edmonton and staying in Camrose, we can make arrangements for your transportation between the Edmonton International Airport and Camrose. The cost is $25 CDN, roundtrip. Please specify on your registration form if you would like this service. Be sure to provide your flight details. We will attempt to accommodate travelers arriving and departing between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm the day before, the day of, and the day after the workshop. For other times, please inquire at augustana.infolit @ ualberta.ca before booking your flight.
A shuttle will be provided for transportation between Edmonton and Camrose. This shuttle will depart from the Conference Centre (attached to Lister Hall) at the University of Alberta North Campus at 7:15 am on Thursday, Nov. 14. The shuttle will return to the Edmonton campus at 4:15 pm, following the completion of the Workshop. The cost is $25 CDN, roundtrip. Please specify on your registration form if you would like this service. The shuttle will be available to the first 14 registrants who request it.
If you are staying at the Super 8 or Ramada, there will be free transportation to and from the Workshop. Please specify on your registration form if you would like this service.
Group rates are available at the Ramada Camrose ($137.74/night) and at the Super 8 Camrose ($119.00/night). To book using the discounted rate, phone the relevant hotel and cite "Augustana Library." Both of these hotels provide convenient access both to Augustana and to the Norsemen Inn.
For those who are registering, or considering registering, for the November 13 dinner at the Norsemen Inn, here are your menu options:
- Turkey Cashew Salad
- Chicken Fettuccini
- Soup and Salad Bar
- Vegetable Pasta
- 8 oz. Sirloin Steak*
- Salmon Filet with Hollandaise Sauce*
*Side choices include: mashed potatoes, fries, steamed rice, tossed salad, Caesar salad or baked potato.
Information on past workshops is available here.
Nancy Goebel, Head Librarian
Augustana Campus Library, University of Alberta
4901 46 Avenue
Camrose AB T4V 2R3
Transportation between Camrose and Edmonton International Airport
Transportation between Camrose and the University of Alberta in Edmonton
Transportation between the Workshop and the Super 8 or Ramada Inn in Camrose
Workshop Dinner Options