Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Thursday, July 23 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Piloting an Embedded Librarian Program: Learning about Indigenous Art Practice in the Classroom

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In the fall of 2019, three classes were identified as structurally important for the possibility of embedded librarianship, as they are required by studio arts students and have potential for scaffolded learning outcomes: Arts 101 - Introduction to the Visual Arts or Sophomore Seminar, Arts 301 Writing about Art, Arts 401- Senior Projects. Studio arts students often do not readily recognize the relationship of research to their own practice and profession. Therefore, myself and our instruction librarian, embedded ourselves within the three classes to be situated at points of need and learn about how the students are discussing art. Within this process, the relationships between indigeneity, the art world, art practice, and personhood all came to the foreground. Questions were then raised: how does research relate to these processes; and how can librarians address these information needs? After sitting within these classes and talking with students, we developed a scaffolded information literacy program to present to the studio arts department.


Sara Quimby

Institute of American Indian Arts Library

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm AST
HUB 337 (Seats 24)

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