WRITER: MARGUERITE PETTET
CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 18, 2002
UI Librarian selected for national instruction building program
Kathy Magarrell, instructional services librarian at the University of Iowa
Libraries, has been chosen through a national competition to attend the Association
of College and Research Libraries Institute for Information Literacy's "Immersion
2002" program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, this summer.
Immersion 2002 is designed to provide instructional librarians with the
tools and techniques to help their institution build or enhance its instruction
program. It involves over four days of intensive training and education in
an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.
Magarrell has been chosen to participate in the Librarian as Teacher track.
This track focuses on individual development for those who are interested
in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills.
Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and
assessment framed in the context of information literacy theory.
Marsha Forys, coordinator of Instructional Services at the UI Libraries,
notes "Kathy's participation in the Immersion program will enhance the
Libraries' Instructional Services. She will be exposed to some of the most
current ideas concerning these issues, and will assist the Libraries in planning
and development of future programs."
A faculty of nationally recognized librarians and scholars will be teaching
the program. More information is available about the Immersion program and
the Institute for Informational Literacy at http://www.ala.org/acrl/nili/immersion.html.