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Jonathan Cope (CSI) and Jesus Sanabria (BCC) (co-chairs)

Mission * Past Programs * Minutes


The Instruction Committee of the Library Association of the City University of New York seeks to encourage and promote activities and best practices that enhance theability of its librarians to advance teaching, learning, and research with respect to information literacy and assessment in higher education.

Past programs

Rethinking Relevance - Technology and Pedagogical Points of View

Keynote Speaker:
Tom Eland, Chair of Information Studies, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Mr. Eland will be speaking on how technology has impacted the role of librarians as "disciplinary discourse mediators."

Respondents: Deborah Richman, Vice President, Collarity (Palo Alto, CA)
Ann Grafstein, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Hofstra University
Jeff Gutkin, Director of Academic Computing, Wagner College

Friday, March 21, 2008: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Links From the Presentation

InfoLit@LACUNY Wiki: Tom Elandís PowerPoint and presentation notes are posted.

In addition below are some of citations mentioned during the conference:

Instructional Technology from the Reference Desk to the Classroom
Joint program co-sponsored by the Instruction Committee and Reference Roundtable 
When: Friday,  September 15 from 2:00-4:00
Baruch College, 151 East 25 Street, Room 135

"Blackboard Building Blocks"-
Blogs, Wikis, Journals, Podcasting and the New CUNY Online BA

Presented by Dr. Sylvie Richards,
CUNY Online BA, School of Professional Studies


"Myspace, Facebook & Academic Libraries: Bringing Library Instruction
to the User's Playground"-

Having a library profile on online social networks such as Myspace and Facebook provides academic libraries with a new and exciting area for delivering library instruction. Many opportunities, both intended and otherwise, offer librarians a chance to inform and instruct researchers and learners.

Presented by Prof. Beth Evans,
Brooklyn College

Please RSVP by September 8 to Louise A. Klusek,


last updated 9/30/09SO