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The Librarian's Guide to Teaching

52 EpisodesProduced by Amanda PiekartWebsite

This podcast is hosted by two instruction librarians that are interested in sharing their experiences teaching information literacy, discussing current trends, and having meaningful conversations about librarianship.

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Reflective Teaching Mini Episode

August 27th, 2021

9:58

Show Notes:

In our 11th mini episode, we take a look back at episode number 18 to chat about reflective teaching practices and assessing reflective …

LibGuide Projects

August 6th, 2021

34:39

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica do a roundup of some really interesting LibGuides projects as a followup to their LibGuides episode, …

Lesson Planning Mini Episode

July 23rd, 2021

11:57

Show Notes:

In our 10th mini episode, Amanda and Jessica take a look back at episode number 35 on lesson planning and talk about one aspect of lesson planning that can get in the way, which is time management!

Resources …

Assessment Round Up

July 7th, 2021

29:34

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica do a roundup of unique, versatile and effective assessments that we’ve recently read about that can be applied in the information literacy classroom.

Resources referenced in this …

21 Tips for 21 Mini Episode

June 22nd, 2021

8:26

In our 9th mini episode, we’ll take a look back at episode number 31 where we discussed 21 teaching tips for 2021 and see if we’ve made any strides in implementing any of these tips!

Resources referenced in this episode:

Journalism Instruction

May 26th, 2021

43:50

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica talk to librarians April Hines, Katherine Boss and Megan Heuer about their version of the ACRL Framework focused towards the journalism discipline that’s based on research …

Marketing Your Library Instruction

May 12th, 2021

45:40

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat about marketing your library instruction - either as a department or an individual librarian.

Resources …

Peer to Peer Development

April 27th, 2021

49:58

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss Peer to Peer Development. They dive into what it is, why it's important and share a range of examples on how to get started. 

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica …

Mini Episode 8- Assessment and Ungrading

April 15th, 2021

17:58

Show Notes:

In our 8th mini episode, Amanda and Jessica take a look back at episode 2 which focused on assessment. In this follow up episode, they …

Mini Episode 7- Virtual Programming

April 9th, 2021

14:43

Show Notes:

In our 7th mini episode, Amanda and Jessica take a look back at episode number 11 where they discussed instructional programming to chat about the ways instruction librarians have adapted to virtual …

Leadership in a Pandemic

March 23rd, 2021

57:21

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with librarian Alyssa Valenti about leadership  during the pandemic.

Resources referenced in this episode:

This episode's theme music:

Srivastav, A. (2013). Merry Go …

Lesson Planning

March 9th, 2021

40:41

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss their experience with creating and using lesson plans. They also explore the benefits and …

Tech Tool Round Up

February 23rd, 2021

47:50

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica review some tech tools that can be used by library professionals in the classroom.

Resources …

Teaching about Algorithms

February 9th, 2021

35:25

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with librarian Carolyn Caffrey Gardner about ways to incorporate algorithmic education into our lessons.

21 Instructional Tips for 2021- Part II

January 26th, 2021

20:35

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica share 21 instruction tips to start out 2021! Episode 31 covers the first 14 tips and episode 32 covers tips 15 - 21. We received some great tips from listeners which they share in …

21 Instructional Tips for 2021- Part I

January 12th, 2021

25:27

Show Notes (Episode 31):

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica share 21 instruction tips to start out 2021! Episode 31 covers the first 14 tips and episode 32 covers tips 15 - 21. We received some great tips from …

Mini Episode 6: Faculty Collaboration Follow Up

December 29th, 2020

12:30

Show Notes:

In our 6th mini episode, Amanda and Jessica take a look back at episode 20 and follow up on opportunities to collaborate with faculty.

Mini Episode 5: Online Learning

December 16th, 2020

13:16

Show Notes:

In our fifth mini episode, Amanda and Jessica take a look back at episode number 7 from last December where they discussed digital pedagogy and critical online pedagogy by looking at a recent blog post about …

Do you Twitter Chat? An Interview with the Hosts of the #LISPRO Twitter Chats

December 1st, 2020

32:57

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with Leigh Milligan and Lauren who are the co-hosts of the LISProchats on Twitter. They share …

Project Info Lit "Covid-19: The first 100 days of U.S. news coverage” Report & Interview with Alison Head- Part II

November 10th, 2020

36:55

Topics & Takeaways (Part 2)

  • With the COVID story, we're getting to see how science works under pressure and without information agency or …

Project Info Lit "Covid-19: The first 100 days of U.S. news coverage” Report & Interview with Alison Head

November 3rd, 2020

35:53

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with researcher, Alison Head, to discuss the new Project Information Literacy Report called “Covid-19: The first 100 days of U.S. news coverage”.

Topics & …

Academic Ableism, Librarianship & #CripLib

October 20th, 2020

47:15

.Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with Katie Quirin Manwiller about Academic Ableism and Criplib.

Resources referenced in this episode:

http://teaforteaching.com/149-academic-ableism/

Katie’s ACRL …

Mentoring: A view from both sides of the relationship

October 6th, 2020

33:53

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat about their experiences with mentoring - from both sides as mentors and mentees - as well as share some …

Mini Episode 4: How are you preparing for Virtual Conference Season?

September 24th, 2020

18:42

Show Notes:

In our fourth mini episode, Amanda and Jessica take a look back at episode 6 which was making time for professional development and discuss an interesting article about virtual conferences that are our new …

Formative Assessment: An Interview with Mary-Michelle Moore

September 16th, 2020

30:21

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with Mary-Michelle Moore, a Teaching & Learning Librarian at UC Santa Barbara about formative assessment and a plan that she designed for student assessment in class.

Topics …

Mini Episode #3: What to do When Tech Fails

September 9th, 2020

12:31


Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica take a closer look at a topic covered in episode 5 - classroom management. They discuss technology …

2020 ACRL Trends: Takeaways, Concerns and Recommendations

September 1st, 2020

28:05

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica are discussing a recent article in College & Research Library News regarding the top trends this year in …

Mini Episode #2: Libraries in the Pandemic

August 26th, 2020

12:06

Show Notes:

In our second mini episode, Amanda and Jessica are reflecting back on the third episode of LGT which discussed the academic library as …

All about LibGuides: Experiences, Use, and Pie in the Sky Ideas

August 19th, 2020

44:21

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica are chatting about all things LibGuides. How have we used them? What would we love them to do? And much more!

Mini Episode 1: Imposter Syndrome Update

August 12th, 2020

10:55

Show Notes:

In this first mini episode, Amanda and Jessica are going to reflect back on the first LGT episode about imposter syndrome by discussing a recent article about the topic.

Resources referenced in this episode:

Chatting Podcasts & Stories with the co-hosts of LibVoices!

August 4th, 2020

31:13

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica are chatting podcasts with the co-creators of the LibVoices podcast, Amanda Leftwich, Jamia Williams and Jamillah Gabriel!

NOTE: It’s not your speakers! We had some …

Humor in Information Literacy Instruction

July 21st, 2020

58:29

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica chat with librarians Lee Adams, Stephanie Alexander, and Lana Woods about their work using satirical videos in IL instruction and using humor in the classroom.

Topics …

Faculty Collaboration

July 7th, 2020

1:09:43

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica are talking about our experiences with faculty collaboration in the classroom.

Topics & Takeaways:

Talking Librarianship with Melissa Wong

June 23rd, 2020

52:29

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica speak with librarian and library science professor, Melissa Wong, about instructional design, topics from her book, “Instructional Design for LIS Professionals” and remote …

Reflective Teaching Practices

June 9th, 2020

36:41

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica talk about reflective teaching, some ideas about journaling and improving our professional practices …

Gamification in Information Literacy Instruction: Tips, Tricks and how to get started!

May 26th, 2020

38:09

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica talk to librarians, Serene Rock and Kristine Cwengros, about gamification in information literacy instruction and their poster that was presented at the ACRL DLS Virtual Poster …

ACRL Framework Series: Part III- What does the Future Hold for the Frames?

May 11th, 2020

38:31

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica wrap up their 3-part series about the ACRL Framework by looking forward to the future. They discuss when and how the ACRL Framework might be refreshed and some ways it …

ACRL Framework Series-Part II: Likes, Dislikes and Favorite Frames

April 29th, 2020

44:26

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica continue the 3-part ACRL Framework series. They discuss interesting examples of librarians using the Framework, studies that are based around it as well as their favorite …

ACRL Framework Series- Part 1: Our Teaching Experiences & Challenges

April 20th, 2020

53:59

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica kick off Part One of a three part series on the ACRL Framework! They discuss what makes the Framework challenging and their experiences with teaching and assessing the …

Storytelling and Instruction: What stories do you have to tell?

April 7th, 2020

54:53

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss storytelling and instruction. How can you use your experience and previous student support to …

What's on the Horizon for Teaching and Learning? : Our Thoughts on the 2020 Educause Horizon Report

March 26th, 2020

56:47

Show Notes:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss their thoughts on the recently released EDUCAUSE 2020 Horizon Report and the implications for …

Teaching Outside of the Classroom: Designing Fun and Effective IL Programming

March 13th, 2020

49:34

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss their successes and failures creating instructional programming that teaches information literacy skills. They discuss tips and challenges to designing and implementing these …

What does it take to "Thrive as a Library Professional"? Interview with Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles

February 27th, 2020

31:51

Show Notes for Website:

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica talk to Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles, authors of the book “How to Thrive as a Library Professional”. They discuss what it means to thrive, the various …

Interview with Barbara Fister on Project Information Literacy in the Age of Algorithms Study

February 5th, 2020

36:33

Show Notes:

On this episode of The Librarian's Guide to Teaching, Amanda and Jessica talk with Barbara Fister, Scholar-in-Residence at Project …

Making Time for Professional Development

January 27th, 2020

31:48

Show Notes:

On this episode of The Librarian's Guide to Teaching, Amanda and Jessica talk with Bonnie Lafazan, Library Director of the Berkeley …

Online Information Literacy Instruction Gets Critical

January 15th, 2020

48:26

NOTE: It's not your speakers! We had some technical difficulties recording this episode and we are sorry for the choppy audio!

In this episode, …

Who will teach information literacy in the future?

December 23rd, 2019

35:18

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss both the practical and theoretical ideas behind the future of information literacy. Will librarians …

Overcoming Classroom Management Challenges

November 27th, 2019

42:25

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica discuss some of the most common classroom management challenges faced by instruction librarians and chat about strategies to overcome them. 

Topics Discussed & Takeaways: 

Engaging Students in the Classroom through Critical Librarianship

November 7th, 2019

42:09

In this episode, Amanda and Jessica interview Romel Espinel and discuss his approaches to critical librarianship in the classroom. We discuss teaching styles, student centered practices and practical examples of how to …

Can libraries be "normal"?

October 30th, 2019

25:58

Show Notes:

On this episode of The Librarian's Guide to Teaching, Amanda and Jessica respond to a recent article published about academic libraries …

Assessment: are we asking the right questions?

October 21st, 2019

43:02

In this episode, Jessica and Amanda interview ACRL-NJ Chapter President, Cara Berg and they talk about their experiences with assessment, the …

Impostors in the Classroom?

October 1st, 2019

29:36

In the first episode of The Librarians Guide to Teaching, Hosts, Jessica Kiebler and Amanda Piekart introduce themselves, explain why they started this podcast and discussed Impostor Syndrome in the classroom. Below are …

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