Speaker Melissa Jacobs, Amy Mikel, and Kelleen Maluski
Melissa Jacobs is a Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. Melissa is the founder and current Chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, President of the School Library Systems Association of New York ...
Melissa Jacobs is a Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. Melissa is the founder and current Chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, President of the School Library Systems Association of New York State, book reviewer for ReadKiddoRead.com, and a Community Representative for the Digital Public Library of America. Melissa was named a 2015 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal and is the recipient of the 2015 Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Alumna of the Year. Melissa has been published in Teacher Librarian, School Library Journal, School Librarian’s Workshop and Knowledge Quest. She enjoys spending time with her two high-spirited daughters, exploring emerging technologies, lifelong learning, cooking, and obsessively collecting cookbooks. Connect with Melissa on Twitter @missyji or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Mikel is an Outreach Librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library. Since 2012, Amy has been working closely with Brooklyn schools enrolled in the MyLibraryNYC program, teaching school communities (students, teachers, parents and administration) about the learning resources and services available at their local public library. Amy’s work includes developing and teaching teacher professional development sessions, presenting to students about the library, and developing and teaching parent workshops about library services and resources. In the summer of 2014, Amy created and taught the “BKLYN Teacher Lab,” a 2-week immersive library skills course for NYC teachers. The 2015 Teacher Lab will take place at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library this August. Amy has presented at ALA, METRO and the Urban Librarians Unite Conference and has plans to present at PLA 2016. Amy may be contacted at email@example.com
Kelleen Maluski received her MLIS in 2012 and is the Health Sciences Reference Associate at the NYU Bobst Library. Her duties include library instruction, reference (virtual and in-person), and creating research guides and online tutorials. She is passionate about education and believes in a holistic approach to understanding user needs through quantitative and qualitative analysis, which she has conducted at NYU through various projects and assessments. Kelleen has presented posters at Association of Research Libraries’ Library Assessment and City University of New York Presents Reinventing Libraries conferences and is an active member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council, co-convening the High School to College Transition Special Interest Group. She also greatly enjoys volunteering with New York Cares projects and the Uni Project, staying current with education trends and their relation to library instruction, and undertaking a multitude of craft projects. Kelleen can be reached through Twitter @Kelleenlib or @metroHSTC or her email Kelleen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you gear up for a school year full of library instruction, spend a day at METRO building a toolkit of engaging educational activities to include in your lesson plans.
Whether your instruction focuses on in-person workshops, one-off info lit sessions, or semester-long courses, you’ll leave with a range of ideas to utilize in courses of all types and at all levels. Along the way, we’ll hear how new approaches to learning are being implemented at a variety of libraries.
This session will cover:
- blended learning
- flipped classroom
- active learning
And we’ll tackle the following questions:
- what are the best methods for bringing digital or online instruction into the classroom?
- how can we enable students to learn from digital media at their own pace?
- when does it make sense to expose students to new ideas via digital media before class even convenes? how can the flipped classroom model be deployed to ensure classroom discussion starts from a place of shared knowledge?
- how can we include flipped classroom techniques into one shot reference instruction?what are the best ways to encourage students to learn by doing?
- what place does active learning have in today’s classrooms?
- what digital tools can students and teachers use for online instruction?
This daylong session will be led by Melissa Jacobs, Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education, with assistance from Amy Mikel, Outreach Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, and Kellen Maluski, Health Sciences Reference Associate at NYU.
This course is intended to bring a wide range of librarians from different types of institutions together to explore the ways in which new models in education can be used throughout the learning ecosystem.
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