Association of Library and Information Science Conference

Pre-Conference Workshop

Pedagogical (Re)-vision: from Concept to Course
Facilitators: Eileen Abels (Simmons), Lynne Howarth (Toronto), and Linda Smith (Illinois)
Tuesday, January 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In January 2015, a diverse group of professionals, drawn from a broad spectrum of information sectors, came together at an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded National Planning Forum to set a framework for re-visioning LIS education. Within the context of “Envisioning Our Information Future and How to Educate for It”, participants proposed a number of proofs of concept which could be explored, field tested, and refined prior to being incorporated in a White Paper Report to IMLS and the information community. Informed by the discussion at the Planning Forum, the ALISE 2016 conference included a workshop introducing design thinking as a concept and process.

This ALISE 2017 interactive workshop will focus on one proof of concept involving innovative pedagogy. Following a recap of design thinking principles and applications presented at ALISE 2016, participants will be introduced to a case study exemplar of innovative pedagogy developed and delivered within a design framework. The interactive segment of the workshop will engage small groups in discussing and assessing a prototype syllabus with reference to design criteria of desirability, feasibility, and viability. The final plenary will offer an opportunity for groups to share their evaluations, and to summarize opportunities to innovate in the design of course content and pedagogy with the goal of enabling those interested to implement such a course.