Archives—June 2014

Campus and Community Invited to Library/Archives Farewell Party

The campus and community are invited to a party on Wednesday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Rovano Plaza (rain location Opie Reading Room).

We are celebrating the next prestigious phases of the career of Elizabeth Russell, archivist, who will be joining the archives at the University of Maine after making outstanding contributions to the University Archives and the Copper Country.

Also we will celebrate Rachael Bussert, senior processing archivist for the successfully concluded two-year grant from the National Historical Publications Records Commission (for which Beth was recently its principal investigator), who will be joining the archives at the University of Hawaii. Both Beth and Rachael also made substantial contributions to the recovery following the fire and water damage within the archives.

We will also wish a fond farewell to Ben Bussert, also headed to Hawaii. A specialist in customer relations, Bussert was instrumental in enabling the library to open its 24-hour operation last October.

The library’s associate director for education and research, Margaret Phillips, will be leaving the area for family reasons. She will continue, virtually and with visits to campus, to lead the library in the integrating information literacy in the disciplines in this first, baseline year as an undergraduate learning goal, continue to work with the University-level assessment program and contribute to updating the library’s strategic plan. We hope to see you on the Rovano Plaza.


CTL Module: Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction

The Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite faculty and graduate students to attend a module, consisting of two sequential workshops, Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction.

Instruction and Learning Librarian Sarah Lucchesi is delivering the module through the CTL’s University Teaching and Learning (UTL) Seminars program. In this module, using the framework of Michigan Tech information literacy rubric for undergraduate students (learning goal #6),  we will explore the library’s information resources, options for assistance with additional instruction, and assignment elements that allow students to practice each of the information literacy skills.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to register only for this two-workshop series, or as a part of the complete UTL Course Design program.

The workshop sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11th from 2-4pm and Thursday June 19th from 1-2pm, in Library 243. Please register by 5p.m., Tuesday June 10th. If you have any questions, please contact instrlib@mtu.edu