Expanding Our Reach: Implementing Instructor Development Programming

Writing for the journal International Information & Library Review, Amanda Folk, head of teaching and learning, and Jane Hammons, teaching and learning engagement librarian, describe their efforts to create and implement instructor development programming for University Libraries.

In their article, "Expanding Our Reach: Implementing Instructor Development Programming,” Folk and Hammons discuss creating Meaningful Inquiry and Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsements. Both of these opportunities are offered through the Drake Institute.

“As most libraries simply do not have the capacity to provide instruction to all students, concentrating some of their instructional efforts on course instructors may allow librarians to reach a much larger audience of students than would otherwise be possible,” they write. “In addition, developing and participating in instructor development programming has the potential to increase the visibility of the library as an engaged partner in supporting teaching and learning on campus.”