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Where’s My Blackboard? Do I Have Enough Food?: Thinking Back on Our Pandemic Pivot

It has been just over a year that CUNY instructors made a swift pivot into online teaching and learning. Having taught Blackboard-based English classes and a hybrid research-and-library instruction class on Canvas for other colleges, I volunteered to be the … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans Sheet

This Lesson Plans sheet is a collection of instruction material from contributing CUNY libraries, organized by LILAC. Our collection includes lesson plans, tutorials, handouts, and libguides focusing on library instruction, both one-shots and credit courses. For each lesson/learning object, we … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected

I have taught a lot of synchronous IL instruction since we went remote a year ago. I did my first ones— a marathon morning of three speech classes in a row—on March 24, 2020 and since then, have taught another … Continue reading

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LILAC Instruction Chat 2/23/21

On this installment of the LILAC Instruction Chat, we heard from Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi, on her experience conducting instruction for a Nursing 100 (Gerontology) class. The class was tasked with finding evidence based practice research with very specific criteria (authored by … Continue reading

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LILAC in 2020 / Welcoming 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic would forever change the way librarians live, socialize, work and teach. Prior to March 16, 2020, I remember a life that was made up of commuter traffic, in-person meetings, and face-to-face time with students and teaching faculty. … Continue reading

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Spring Training Reports – Final Installment

Here are the last reports from the 2019 LILAC Spring Training. Looking forward to a great new school year with everyone! Culturally Responsive Teaching through the Intersectionality of Collection Development and Information Literacy Presented by Madeline Ruggiero, Queensborough Community College … Continue reading

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Spring Training reports – part III

Today we present the third installment of reports from the 2019 LILAC Spring Training. MoneyBoss Workshops – Financial Literacy for Community College Students Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration Presented by M. Anne O’Reilly (LaGuardia Community College) Blog post by Susan Wengler (Queensborough … Continue reading

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Spring Training reports – part II

Today we share the second installment of reports on the 2019 LILAC Spring Training sessions. Wikipedia Redux: Using Wikipedia in One-Shots and Credit Courses Presented by Monica Berger (City Tech) Blog post by Julie Turley (Kingsborough Community College) Professor Berger’s … Continue reading

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Info Lit without Librarians?

A few years ago, while attending ACRL’s Immersion Program, an instructor held up an Ease-Impact matrix, a visual tool we could use to prioritize our IL program’s efforts. As this drawing illustrates, effort is measured against impact: In our class … Continue reading

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Spring Training reports – part I

After a rich experience at the 2019 LILAC Spring Training on 7, LILAC committee members and attendees are reporting back on the sessions they experienced that day. Today we share the first installment of those reports. Using Instructional Scaffolding to … Continue reading

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