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Information Literacy Program at Decker Library

A toolkit for MICA's Information Literacy Program

Instruction Meetings

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Throughout the year, instruction librarians will meet for an hour on a monthly basis to discuss pedagogical practices, workshop teaching ideas, and brainstorm together.


Each month, a different librarian will "lead" the meeting. They will be responsible for choosing the topic of the meeting. Each meeting will begin with a written reflection (which can be based on a sample prompt you can find below or made up by the session leader), a think-pair-share and then a discussion. This format can be modified by the session leader if they have other ideas, but can be used as a structure to minimize the amount of prep-work the leader has to do during the busy months of the year, while also giving each team member an opportunity to focus on the issues/questions they think are most pressing.

Sample Prompts

  • What are your thoughts on the ACRL Framework for teaching art and design students?
  • How could you or do you incorporate studio critique into your instruction?
  • What do you think the role of faculty should be in library instruction?
  • What are your thoughts on "active learning"?
  • What is an area you would want to work in on your teaching practice?

Handouts & Meeting Notes

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

Research Help: 410-225-2273 / | General Questions: 410-225-2272 /

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