Monday, May 9, 2016

Panel invites collaboration between instructors and librarians

UK Libraries will host a panel discussion titled “Stories From the Classroom: Tales of Successful Collaborations Between Instructors and Librarians” from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 11, in room B108C at William T. Young Library. This event is open to all UK faculty and staff. 

The panel discussion will encourage instructors to utilize librarians to develop students’ abilities to locate and critically evaluate scholarly information. The panel will be comprised of Joanne Cattafesta, faculty lecturer in the Department of Instructional Communication and Research; Daniel K. Howe, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Veterinary Science; Amy Murrell Taylor, associate professor in the Department of History; Rebecca Wiltberger, mentor and instructor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies; and Lin Xiang, instructor and senior academic coordinator in the Department of Biology.

A recent national survey of faculty members reported that about two-thirds of the respondents “strongly agreed that ‘improving their undergraduate students’ research skills related to locating and evaluating scholarly information’ is an important educational goal for the courses they teach.”

UK Libraries is integral to teaching and learning, research and outreach. UK Libraries collaborates with faculty across the campus to prepare students for leadership in the knowledge economy and a global society. These teaching partnerships advance the information literacy skills of students at all levels through active classroom instruction, online tutorials and course-specific web pages. This activity is central to UK Libraries’ strategic goal of expanded classroom and teaching engagement. UK librarians experiment and develop new digital formats for providing instruction to users at point of need and in concert with course assignments.

To register for this event, visit For questions or concerns regarding this event, contact Debbie Sharp, UK Libraries information literacy coordinator and academic liaison for communications and journalism, at

Republished with permission from UKNow

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