Session Title

Better Together: Libraries and Academic Technology

Description

At Butler University, the Libraries and the Center for Academic Technology (CAT) were once separate entities with minimal collaboration. That changed with the advent of a shared student employment program between the Library’s Information Commons service desk and the Center for Academic Technology, which led to the Center for Academic Technology coming under the Leadership of the Dean of Libraries. The success of this collaborative program and the subsequent restructuring paved the way for other synergies both formal and informal. This includes initiatives such as exploring pedagogical approaches in Digital Humanities, promoting acquisition and creation of accessible video titles, and engagement in grant-funded projects focused on information literacy, among others. Almost certainly, Butler is not alone in discovering these collaborative potentials. This workshop will present Butler’s experience as a case study followed by participants working through a set of guided questions to help them explore organization and programmatic synergies with their institution’s libraries and academic technology units.

Start Date

20-3-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

20-3-2019 11:30 AM

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Better Together: Libraries and Academic Technology

At Butler University, the Libraries and the Center for Academic Technology (CAT) were once separate entities with minimal collaboration. That changed with the advent of a shared student employment program between the Library’s Information Commons service desk and the Center for Academic Technology, which led to the Center for Academic Technology coming under the Leadership of the Dean of Libraries. The success of this collaborative program and the subsequent restructuring paved the way for other synergies both formal and informal. This includes initiatives such as exploring pedagogical approaches in Digital Humanities, promoting acquisition and creation of accessible video titles, and engagement in grant-funded projects focused on information literacy, among others. Almost certainly, Butler is not alone in discovering these collaborative potentials. This workshop will present Butler’s experience as a case study followed by participants working through a set of guided questions to help them explore organization and programmatic synergies with their institution’s libraries and academic technology units.