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LITS-faculty collaborations

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) librarians, technologists, and archivists regularly collaborate with faculty to incorporate information literacy skills and technology into their teaching. Featured here are some examples of those collaborations. See something that you’d like to implement in one of your courses? Contact Educational Technology, Research Services, or Archives and Special Collections.

  1. Telling biological stories with Creaturecasts
    Students team-write the script for a video podcast telling a biological story about symbiotic interaction between organisms.

  2. Eportfolios in Environmental Studies
    Cultivate a professional online presence through integrating your course learning, extracurricular activities and Lynk internship.

  3. Is a picture worth a thousand words?
    LITS and the Art Museum supported Professor Fitz-Gibbon’s History of Money course.

  4. Eportfolio and professional persona workshops
    (College-211): Nexus students use the experience of creating eportfolios to begin curating their online professional personas.

  5. Close reading of an online resource
    Students perform complex, iterative searches and draw on additional library resources to provide context and analysis of historical articles.

  6. Grading with the Moodle rubrics tool
    A useful way to let students know what is expected of them in an assignment.

  7. Entropy theory and information literacy
    Building information literacy by exploring how entropy theory underlies information retrieval in library databases.

  8. Building a course collaboratively
    Faculty member and instructional technologist collaboratively built a seminar course to explore the effects of digital technologies on learning and teaching.

  9. Revising the Jewish Studies Research Guide
    Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Mara Benjamin, LITS librarian Julie Adamo & post-bac Bennett de Paula revamped the Jewish Studies Research Guide.

  10. Video game night
    Students participate in an experiential introduction to video games in a first year seminar on digital culture.

  11. Information literacy in First-Year Seminars
    Librarians collaborate with FYS faculty to ensure that all MHC students receive information literacy instruction and learn foundational research skills.

  12. Literature research skills
    Students gain discipline-specific research skills in the foundation course for the English major.

  13. Challenging data one post at a time
    The exhibit created a space for the campus to engage with their visualizations and consider how much ‘data’ encompasses.

  14. A Modern approach to learning ancient Greek
    Prof Debnar creates interactive WordPress site with LITS assistance featuring new media activities to enhance learning ancient Greek.

  15. Motion control for video production
    Film studies students explore motion-controlled videography in the MHC Makerspace.

  16. Book trailers bring Spanish novels to life
    (SPAN-230) Students learn to create book trailers to spark interest and to entice others to read important literary works by Spanish writers.

  17. Creating maps to explore community issues
    Students create online maps to analyze and share information about housing issues faced by the Latino/a community in western Massachusetts.

  18. Exploring paleontology through art
    FY Seminar explored how art can lead/aid scientific discovery while students developed individual art works and a proposed exhibit for the MHC Art Museum.

  19. Music students meet medieval manuscripts
    Examine primary sources: historical score publications and manuscripts produced as far back as 1350 in this music history course.