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.
BiographyLaurie Alexander currently serves as the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching. Prior to this appointment, Laurie was the Head of Graduate Library Research and Education Services, Director of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Assistant to the University Librarian, Interim Director of the Arts and Engineering Libraries, and Coordinator of Reference for the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Her publications and presentations span a range of issues including user instruction, learning spaces, information technologies, the undergraduate experience, and reference services. Laurie holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Michigan and began her professional career there as a reference librarian.
Libraries have numerous capabilities and considerable expertise available to accelerate digital humanities initiatives.
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.