Keeping you up to date with Library teaching and outreach activities.
A new exhibit in Berry Main Street, “Open Dartmouth: Research, Data, Code, Ideas,” highlights faculty and researchers at Dartmouth who believe in the importance of sharing their work freely. This exhibit follows on the heels of the Dartmouth Arts & Sciences faculty’s recent adoption of an open access policy, yet seeks to broaden the notion of what “open” means by highlighting diverse types of scholarly sharing. The faculty and researchers featured in this exhibit describe in their own words how and why they make their work available on the open web. By presenting the rationale for why these researchers choose “open,” this exhibit aims to foster critical awareness about access to knowledge in today’s digital environment.
The Open Dartmouth that you currently see is just the beginning of a series of physical exhibits featuring Dartmouth faculty and researchers. We welcome the opportunity to feature more scholars, whether they be faculty, students, or staff. So tell us, why do YOU share your work? Let us know, and we’ll include you in part 2 of “Open Dartmouth”, scheduled for Fall 2015. We welcome recommendations too! Please contact Jill Baron or Barbara DeFelice.
Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, visited Dartmouth May 11-12 at the invitation of the Library and DCAL. Nancy is “lawyerbrarian”-both a librarian and an attorney–who specializes in copyright, publishing, and technology law. Over her two day visit, Nancy led workshops for library staff, instructional designers, and faculty. She shared her insights on a variety of topics including communicating complex ideas–such as copyright law–to diverse audiences; her research findings on perceived versus actual knowledge of copyright among faculty and librarians; and insights to current and recent court cases pertaining to copyright and higher education. Nancy blogs about copyright and more at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/copyrightlibn/.
This summer, DCAL, Educational Technologies, and the Library are partnering on a digital community of practice for faculty to intentionally reflect on individual teaching experiences and connect with colleagues around teaching and learning.
This 3-part program will include: 1) A kickoff session for participating faculty to interact, receive training on the program, and learn more about reflective practice in theory and application, 2) Ongoing engagement in a digital discussion forum and guided reflection throughout the summer ’15 term, and 3) A fall ’15 debrief session in DCAL where members of the community of practice can share their experiences and lessons learned about reflection with colleagues in teh broader teaching and learning community at Dartmouth.
Look for updates here and in DCAL this fall to learn about the faculty’s experiences and to explore how you can incorporate reflective practice into your teaching.
Photo credit: “Spiral” by Marc Barker in article on Nancy Sims.