January Workshop

North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex (University of Michigan)

We’ve been waiting for months, and now the time is almost come! Next weekend, we’ll be hosting a weekend workshop at the U-M School of Information (shown above) with all of our national grant personnel and many of our local colleagues working in high school, literacy coaching, digital humanities, and higher education.

Our goal is to engage deeply with content around our Year 1 project themes (statistical literacy, data visualization, and data in argument) and, through robust and hearty discussion, surface the key ideas, teaching strategies, and high-leverage rules of thumb that are of highest priority for high school librarians in the field. With limited time and access to students, how can we make the biggest impact with the most efficiency?

The results of those conversations will be chapters in a handbook for high school librarians (and, we suspect, their counterparts in higher education and the high school classroom) as well as webinars for a July virtual conference.

This is also our time to launch a nearly-weekly blog, where we’ll collectively share our process, ideas, provocative readings and resources. Stay tuned!


Image: “North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex (University of Michigan)”  by Corey Seeman on Flickr. CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0. http://flickr.com/photos/cseeman/4869888725.

About Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro is the principal investigator of this IMLS-funded project and a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information.