Apr 232015
 

The TCLC Educational Development Committee invites you to join us for the 2015 Spring Tour to the FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY in Washington, DC:

The Folger Shakespeare Library is a wonder, both inside and out. The white marble architecture is adorned with bas reliefs and inscriptions selected by its founder Henry Folger. Gardens and outdoor art surround this historic building which opened in 1932, located just a block from the US Capitol. The Folger Library is home to 82 of Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folios, as well as beautiful works of art, early manuscripts and quartos of plays from Elizabethan times. It is the largest repository of Shakespeare’s written works in the world. Rare publications from the early modern period (1500-1750) are also part of this unique collection and include books by John Donne, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.

2015 Spring Tour--Folger_pics

Our morning begins begin with a Collections Tour of special items chosen specifically for our group. Next will be a docent-led tour of the Exhibition Hall, the reading rooms and their Elizabethan Theater. A look at the current exhibit, The First Folio, a discussion of the collection, an overview of the history of the library and more promise to make this TCLC tour a memorable visit. Lunch is on your own at any of the nearby restaurants. Later, explore the Folger as your interests dictate until 3:45 p.m. when we will board the bus for the return trip to Rosemont. Snacks will be served on the bus.

Feb 212015
 

TCLC workshop question

Join forces with TCLC members Mary Beth Parkinson (MCCC) and Sara Hartman-Caverly (DCCC) as they facilitate an active learning session to explore the concept of Inquiry Guided Learning, a teaching philosophy which promotes student-centered learning through increasingly independent inquiry and investigation.  The morning will be full of brainstorming to discover ways of bringing IGL principles and strategies to your information literacy instruction.

After lunch, participate in a facilitated discussion of the draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.  Explore how IGL concepts relate to the ACRL guidelines, and more importantly, how to use them to produce more effective information literacy instruction.

(Bring your lesson plans, student learning outcomes and classroom activities to the workshop for discussion.) For a preview of the ACRL framework, see http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/ 

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 

Download Documents from event:

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Composition 1 Assignment (sample) – Annotated Bibliography for Argumentative Research Paper

Engaging Information Literacy Instruction – Itinerary

Engaging Information Literacy Instruction – Parkinson and Hartman-Caverly

Information Literacy Lesson Plans (Sample – Psychology)

Jan 292015
 
2015 Spring Program Graphic

Save the Date, April 24, 2015!

TCLC invites all library staff to explore ways you can turn your library into a maker space, a place where library and user interest converge to create ideas, projects or objects – and all on a shoestring budget! See how academic and public libraries are collaborating within their communities. Come learn how to prime your physical space for innovation and creation.

Click here for speakers and program descriptions.

Jan 212015
 

I am delighted to introduce Michael G. Moskow, TCLC’s new Coordinator.

Michael arrives from a background spanning the sciences and humanities.  With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geology, he worked for several years in Environmental Consulting.  However, the “call of the word” – as in “the word” of books, libraries, and information study – beckoned, and he obtained his Master’s Degree in Library Science at Drexel University in 1996.  Nearly two decades of experience in a corporate setting (the Institute for Scientific Information – later part of Thomson Reuters) followed, involving customer service in a wide variety of venues; ensuring the quality, content and value of citation indexes; and ultimately, bibliometrics.

He is now using these and other talents and skills as Coordinator of TCLC. 

Michael’s avocations are a reflection of his education and profession.  They include recording the recollections of veterans of the Second World War; researching military history (textual and photographic) at the United States National Archives, governmental archival repositories of other nations, and major public libraries – such as the Public Libraries of Philadelphia and New York; and, statistically studying this information.  Long an ardent reader, Michael’s literary interests span science, history, theology, classical literature, science fiction, and general fiction.  He’s also an avid artistic photographer, and, he likes to ride his bike.  

Please join me in welcoming Michael to TCLC.

Etheldra 
 
Etheldra Templeton
President, TCLC
Sep 162014
 

Unconference 2014 graphic

Announcing the TCLC Unconference 2014, focusing on Marketing and Outreach.
Come and share your experiences, ask questions, learn from your TCLC colleagues.
Keep October 23, 2014 open for this event, to be held at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA (click here for directions ).
It’s a bargain, too!   One person from a TCLC library is $15, two from the same library is only $25. 

See the attached flyer for the details.

Unconference 2014 flyer
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Jul 102014
 

TCLC is offering a grants writing workshop in August – just before the new semester begins.    Learn the proper way to write successful grants, and get funding for a project for your library.  Learn to write clear and concise plans, purposes, goals, and outcomes, and winning phrases for a successful grant.

Grants: The Write Stuff

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9:30 AM   Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM – Noon – Program

Rosemont College Library

Cost: $30 TCLC members; $50 non-members

See the attached flyer for more details and registration information.  Still have questions?   Contact Ellen Gasiewski at the TCLC office :  Phone: 610-525-0796       or      Email: office@tclclibs.org

Grants: The Write Stuff flyer
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