From Rosemary Henders, Reference/Instruction SIG Co-Chair: You asked for it! Now here is your opportunity to see some of our bravest and most generous colleagues demonstrating the best of their instruction repertoire. In evaluating our fall Information Literacy 101 workshop, several people commented that while it's fine to hear discussions of great teaching techniques, it would be so much more helpful to actually see someone demonstrate those techniques. In response to those comments, four of our own members have volunteered to demonstrate some of their most effective instruction techniques. Lake Forest College has generously agreed to host our final RIS meeting of the year in one of their wired classrooms. We will meet on Wednesday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Box lunches will be available for purchase at $8.50, but must be preordered. This will give us a chance for a leisurely chat over lunch. Please come prepared to pay for the lunch you order. If you find that you will not be able to attend after you have registered, please let me know as early as possible so that we can cancel your lunch order. Our "instructors" will be: Susan Augustine of Columbia College, Ayanna Gaines of Elmurst College, Ingrid Boyer of Trinity Christian College, and Rebecca Miller of Lake Forest College. I will share a brief video of our Personal Response System in use, since it would be too complicated to disconnect it and bring it along. I know this is a busy time of year for many of us, but I hope that you will be able to find the time to join us for a day of sharing instruction ideas. This will be a great way to close out the year and gather new ideas to add to our teaching repertoires for the coming school year. Please RSVP to me by Friday, May 20 stating whether or not you will be attending, and if you are, indicate your lunch choice. See the LIBRAS Web Site for complete details of the meeting and the menu. On another note, if there is anyone out there who would like to take over as SIG Chair, I am willing to relinquish my crown and sceptor. Just say the word!
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Reference/Instruction SIG Meeting May 25