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note about the Cooperative Library Instruction Project

I’ll post updates about the Cooperative Library Instruction Project as it develops. I hope your input will shape the vision and realization of this project! Below is the project overview from the handout I distributed at the fall OWEAC meeting in Bend. Although it has only been a short time since we met, my concept of this project has morphed and I think changing vision will be the norm for awhile. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and will put out a more formal call for ideas soon. ~Michele

Cooperative Information Literacy Project

Goal: Create a collection of information literacy tutorials that may be shared by Orbis Cascade Alliance institutions and eventually non-Alliance members.

Funding: The LSTA grant proposal has been selected for funding pending board approval, which happens sometime in October. The board has never rejected a proposal that has been recommended for approval, so the Project Team is moving forward with initial implementation work.

Project Team: Liaisons from four Oregon Cascade Alliance member institutions (Chemeketa Community College, Western Oregon University, Oregon State University, and Willamette University) plus a Project Coordinator to be hired pending final approval.

Have Your Say:Which tutorials are most needed? If only ten tutorials are created- which ones should they be? What is not needed? What’s missing that should be considered? What should the Project Team know going into this effort? Who else should be involved? How should we collect, add, and make available tutorials and materials that have already been created?

Undergraduate Information Literacy: Sharing Students, Sharing Standards

For all kinds of information on our OLA/WLA Joint Conference Showcase, visit the Information Literacy site hosted by Chemeketa http://newterra.chemeketa.edu/library/instruction/infolit/index.html.

The showcase format was a success and it was nice to work closely with Oregon librarian colleagues, Kate Gronemyer, Bob Schroeder, and Cat Finney, and to meet Jeff Purdue from Western Washington University in Bellingham. See showcase collaborators. Jeff, Kate and I had dinner Wednesday Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro to talk about details for the Thursday showcase.  As Kate pointed out, Vancouver, WA isn’t exactly a resort town, but the downtown is cute and I liked Tommy’s!