15 May 2014
Library – Upper Level
According to the university curriculum, basic information literacy skills at John Cabot University are delivered during the EN composition sequence. Therefore, it has been vital for the Library to establish a good relationship with the Department of English Language and Literature and the Academic Writing Center. The presentation describes a variety of collaborative experiences developed in the last couple of years between Tara Keenan, Chair of the Department and Coordinator of the Writing Center, and the librarians Eleonora Moccia and Livia Piotto. They culminated with the adventure of the Learner Experience Librarian: during Summer Session I 2013 the junior Reference and Instruction Librarian sat in on the EN 110 class. This initiative is described from the viewpoints of all the stakeholders: the professor, the librarians (one acting as instructor, the other as learner), and the students, who were later interviewed.
Eleonora MocciaReference & Instruction LibrarianJohn Cabot University
Livia PiottoHead LibrarianJohn Cabot University
Anastasia LogothetiProfessor; Director, Teaching & Learning CenterAmerican College of Greece