Through a focus on publishing as pedagogy, the University of Michigan Library explores ways of connecting scholarly communication and the instruction strands of library activity. Three case studies describe nascent initiatives.
BiographyAmanda Peters is the University Learning Communities Librarian for the UM Library. She has a MLIS from Kent State University, and a BA and MA in English Literature from The University of Toledo. She has worked at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library for 11 years, and during that time has focused on library instruction and reference services as the Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach. In her current role as the University Learning Communities Librarian, she works to promote close relationships between campus learning communities and the library, and continues to coordinate instruction, programs, and events for undergraduates, including new student orientation and an open house event during Welcome Week.
Realizing the full potential of learning technologies provides instructors with tools to advance students' critical thinking skills, engage them with the knowledge life cycle, and help them acquire practical presentation skills.
Like many institutions, the Shapiro Library invested in a space renovation of its lobby to support student learning by fostering collaboration, offering technology-rich resources, and connecting to academic programs.