Our Fantastic Librarians!
Congratulations to UW Bothell/Cascadia College librarians Alyssa Berger, Caitlan Maxwell, Dani Rowland, Dave Ellenwood, and Megan Watson for their contributions to the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Chapter titles below:
Ellenwood, D., & Berger, A. (2016). Fresh techniques: hip hop and library research. In N. Pagowsky and K. McElroy (Eds.), The Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.
Jerrit, J., Maxwell, C., Stonebreaker, I. (2016). Critical pedagogy for business and management undergraduates: Evaluation of marketing information. In N. Pagowsky and K. McElroy (Eds.), The Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.
Rowland, D. (2016). Fresh techniques: Getting ready to use hip hop in the classroom. In N. Pagowsky and K. McElroy (Eds.), The Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.
Watson, M., & Ellenwood, D. (2016). Starting small: Practical critical pedagogy through collective conversation. In N. Pagowsky and K. McElroy (Eds.), The Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook. Chicago, IL: ACRL Publications.
At RTC’s Fall Kick-Off breakfast on September 13, RTC Media Librarian Laura Staley was named as one of the recipients of the college’s Exceptional Faculty Award for 2016. The annual award honors RTC faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the college. The ceremony was sponsored by First Financial Northwest Bank and hosted by the RTC Foundation. Recipients received a $750.00 gift in honor of RTC’s 75th anniversary. Congratulations, Laura (see photo below)!
–Submitted by Nia Lam
Welcome new Librarians!
UW Bothell/Cascadia College welcomed four new librarians in 2016! Laura Dimmit, Arts and Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian; Chelsea Nesvig, Global & Policy Studies Research & Instruction Librarian; Jennifer Patterson, Head of Access Services; and Penelope Wood, Computer Science & Engineering Research & Instruction Librarian.
–Submitted by Deb Moore
Managing the Learning and Teaching Center
A constant goal of librarians is to reach out and establish closer working relationships with faculty colleagues. Of course, there are many approaches to doing so. At Highline College, Jack Harton, a reference librarian, took the approach of working informally with the staff of the college’s Learning and Teaching Center (LTC). This has now evolved to where he is responsible for totally revamping and managing the website for Highline’s Learning and Teaching Center (http://ltc.highline.edu). The website, still very much a work in process, will focus on two major components. The first is providing information on professional development opportunities for instructional staff, at the local, state, and national level. The second component focuses on teacher effectiveness and what Highline faculty are doing in the classroom to promote student learning and achievement. The idea is for the website to act as an avenue for sharing this information with other Highline instructors. For librarians, this sharing includes promoting library services and resources, including collaborating with other faculty regarding, among other things, information literacy instruction and the use of open education resources. In soliciting information from campus faculty to be added to the LTC site, Jack will be able to share with his reference colleagues what other faculty are working on and possibly identify opportunities for further collaborative opportunities.
–Submitted by Libby Sullivan
Here at BBCC I launched our first One Book, One College program. We read We Live In Water, a book of short stories by Jess Walter. We had a small donation through our Foundation for extra special library stuff and with that, we were able to buy a little over 100 copies of the book to hand out to students this fall. This November, we were also able to invite the author, who lives in Spokane, to come and meet with us for a reading and Q&A which was a great opportunity for our students, staff, faculty, and some community members to meet and talk with a very successful local author. This spring, we’ll decide what to read for next year!
Dianne Carey, Library Faculty at Olympic College, was awarded a one-quarter sabbatical to further develop the Olympic College Libraries’ Digital Archives. She will be working on digitizing and describing the most significant artifacts of the Libraries’ George W. Martin Collection (mountaineering and outdoor education). She will also create digital stories of the Hank Blass mosaic that was removed from the demolished Science Building and will be installed on the new College Instruction Center building, and the College’s historic Barner house and property. The Barner house was designed by Elizabeth Ayer, the first woman graduate of the University of Washington’ School of Architecture and the first woman to be licensed as an architect in the Washington State.
Elizabeth Knight, Green River College Adjunct Faculty Librarian, who is also a Certified Archivist, keeps her fingers in the archives world by doing project-based consulting work with emerging archives in the region. She is presently developing a digital archive plan for the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive, which is located in Burien, WA. The project is funded by a capacity building grant awarded by 4Culture, a King County tax-exempt organization that supports citizen and groups who preserve cultural heritage, promote the arts, and foster cultural opportunities. In addition to working with cultural heritage organizations, Knight has also provided archives consulting expertise for a number of academic institutions such as University of Puget Sound, Oregon Institute of Technology, Bastyr University, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance.