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Paula Patch and Patrick Rudd present on the library/first-year writing partnership as a community of practice

Their presentation, “Co-Owners in Engaged Learning: Reimagining the Library/First-Year Writing Partnership as Community of Practice,” described the evolution of a model of library instruction for first-year writing students that simultaneously reflects and highlights the changing roles of librarians and their relationship to faculty. 

Paula Patch, senior lecturer in English and coordinator of College Writing, and Patrick Rudd, assistant librarian and coordinator of Instruction and Outreach Services for Belk Library, presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in Savannah, Georgia, in October.

Their presentation, “Co-Owners in Engaged Learning: Reimagining the Library/First-Year Writing Partnership as Community of Practice,” described the evolution of a model of library instruction for first-year writing students that simultaneously reflects and highlights the changing roles of librarians and their relationship to faculty.

Through the process of revising library instruction, Belk librarians and English writing faculty moved from collaborators to co-owners of the curriculum, resulting in the development of a community of practice in which neither librarians nor faculty feel adjunct to the instruction taking place. Instead, this robust relationship positions library and writing faculty as co-teachers and co-developers, equally responsible for the success of first-year students.

Rudd and Patch were also invited to include their presentation in a subsequent webinar hosted by the conference and Credo. More than 100 people tuned in to the Oct. 20 webinar. 

 

Paula Patch,
Faculty
11/18/2016 2:30 PM