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AUK Faculty-Librarian Team Attend a Workshop by the AMICAL Consortium

The American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL) sponsored a workshop entitled, "Co-design: Integrating Information Literacy into your Disciplinary Course" for teams of faculty and librarians from March 31 to April 1 at the American University of Paris. AUK participated with a faculty-librarian pair Zainab Al-Attabi, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Professor Stavros Hadjisolomou, First Year Experience Unit. The AUK team was selected along with 15 other (library-faculty) pairs from American-modeled colleges and universities located across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Southern Asia.

The two-day workshop was led by Samantha Godbay, Education Librarian and Xan Goodman, Health Sciences Librarian, both from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The speakers discussed the idea of integrating the information literacy framework by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) into an existing curriculum.

Ms. Asma Al Kanan, the AUK Library Director said, "The AUK team acquired an understanding of the Framework and co-developed drafts for course outcomes based on ACRL's Framework, in addition to an implementation plan to integrate library instruction into AUK's First Year Experience course: "Essentials of Learning" in the form of multiple instruction sessions. The goal is to co-teach the course in upcoming semesters".

She further stated that once implemented, the Librarian-Faculty team will be the first team to co-design a course at AUK. The team look forward to setting a positive example and encourage other departments to collaborate with the library on interdisciplinary curriculum co-design.

The AUK Library is a member of the AMICAL Consortium. AMICAL's mission is to advance learning, teaching and research through the collaborative development of library and information services and curricular resources at member institutions. Throughout the years, AMICAL has been providing/sponsoring several professional development opportunities for librarians and faculty from member institutions.

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Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 30th April 2017

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