Drawing upon discussion with colleagues, interaction during the DL Strategies forums, and their extensive experience, the members of the CDL Education Working Group have developed a set of “Recommended Guiding Principles” to guide development of the education programs of the CDL.

The recommendations include overarching principles focussed on educational collaboration, high quality, and integration into the research, teaching, and learning environment of the University.  Specific principles for CDL education programs start with the importance of usability assessment and pedagogical design in the selection and development of collections, services, and tools.  The two-page document addresses primary constituencies and their input, evaluation of instructional efforts, economies of scale, and innovation.

The document is available for viewing in the libstaff section of the CDL web at: (http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/education).  The EWG will next produce recommendations for education program priorities for the CDL.