The CDL-sponsored instruction workshop, originally scheduled for this September, and aimed at instruction and reference practitioners responsible for teaching new versions of Abstracting and Indexing databases and other digital information discovery resources, has been rescheduled.  Because of the enthusiastic response when the original workshop was first announced, two sessions each will be offered in the north and south of the state, making it possible for more staff to attend the workshops.  The sessions will be offered January 31 and February 1 in the north and February 4 and 5 in the south.  An additional segment on assessment will be added to the workshop.  Workshop leaders are Deb Gilchrist, Director of Library/Media Services, Pierce College, a current ALA Councilor and co-recipient in 1997 of the ACRL Instruction Section Innovation in Instruction Award, and Susan Barnes Whyte, library director at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.  In 1995 she was presented the Edith P. Green Distinguished Professor award for her teaching at Linfield. Both are faculty of the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy.

The sessions will create opportunities for participants to explore ways to teach concepts within the context of the A&I database transitions, see documentation at [] and to develop techniques to support self-directed learning.   The concept of learning transfer, the process by which students recognize elements from past experience and modify or apply these elements to new situations, and the role of public service staff as teacher in this process, will also be explored.  The role and use of the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education to develop learning objectives and assessment will be investigated as well.

The workshops will emphasize the practical–practice, experience and application, so that participants will leave having begun to re-design their instructional approaches.  In order to engage all attendees fully in this process, the number of participants will be limited to 80 at each site, 40 in each session.

January 31 and February 1, 2002, Northern California
February 4 and 5, 2002 Southern California

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch included

Selection process: Under SOPAG leadership campuses will send staff who are responsible for teaching users how to discover, manipulate, evaluate, and interpret the information provided by A&I databases, within the constraints of the attendance limits.