New librarians develop their teaching skills

Several Milne librarians attended a recent workshop jointly hosted by St. John Fisher College and SUNY Geneseo aimed at giving new librarians the skills they need to be effective classroom teachers. The workshop was taught by St. John Fisher education faculty member Jeff Liles (formerly of SUNY Geneseo) and Milne librarian Kim Davies.

Librarians were introduced to theories of educational philosophy and provided with classroom examples. The attendees found the workshop to be extremely helpful and were impressed with the presenters’ teaching styles and ability to put their concepts into action.

The workshop was also an opportunity to meet with other librarians and share experiences and concerns about teaching. These new librarians will be teaching library instruction classes this semester individually and as part of teams.

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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