Christine Davidian

Nov 152015

Please join us in welcoming our new TCLC Coordinator, Ann Upton! Ann is a library professional and has worked in Special Collections at Haverford College and Franklin and Marshall College. Ann has also served on the boards of both ACRL- Delaware Valley and the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP). She also brings very valuable coordinator experience from years spent as the office manager for the Friends Historical Association where she coordinated programming, managed membership, organized board meetings, and managed all of the day to day needs of the organization.

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 

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.