As detailed in the strategic plan, Wheaton aspires “to be the leading liberal arts college in preparing students to create innovative solutions to big challenges — and to act on them.”

Information and technology literacies are a set of foundational skills, behaviors and ways of thinking that underlie these aspirations. These literacies comprise a set of skills that enable students to find, evaluate and analyze existing information as well as produce and distribute new information in a variety of formats. In a world powered by information, mastery of these skills is essential to learning, decision making, problem solving and innovation.

The Wallace Library’s Research & Instruction (R&I) department is dedicated to helping students learn how to negotiate our complex information landscape as both producers and consumers of information, from finding and evaluating sources to analyzing and interpreting data to understanding the complexities of information ethics. To this end, the R&I team provides information and technology literacy instruction both in and out of the classroom.

We look forward to working with you and your students during the year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Research Consultations

We provide ongoing research and technology support to your students throughout the semester through one-on-one consultations. Many faculty make liaison appointments a requirement for larger research projects. For more information, contact your liaison.

First-Year Seminar Instruction

We have created a set of library sessions that introduce first-year students to the basic research and technology skills they need to become academically successful and information and technology literate. These sessions provide a common foundation of skills that students will build on throughout their tenure at Wheaton and beyond.

We offer two modules in support of FYS classes.

In-Class Instruction

We design sessions tailored to the needs of your class. Library sessions are most effective when taught in relation to a specific class assignment, and we can work with you to create assignments and library sessions that will meet your pedagogical goals.

In-class instruction is an essential part of R&I’s Information and Technology Literacy program. It enables us to directly connect our instruction to classroom content, making it more effective. Our sessions are interactive and activity-based to ensure maximum engagement and learning. Liaisons are available for class sessions in all disciplines, at all class levels. We will tailor our class sessions to the needs of your class.

Please see our far from exhaustive list of session topics.

For more information on our in-class instruction program, contact your liaison.

Teaching with Technology

We actively support initiatives that use technology to achieve pedagogical goals. We can work with faculty at all phases of a project, from planning to implementation. We can assist you in determining what type of project or activity will best help you to achieve your pedagogical goals, advise on which software package or platform will best suit your needs, and provide in-class training for your students.

Whether you have the germ of an idea that you want help fleshing out or a fully-fledged plan that you want assistance implementing, we can help.

Previous projects have included digital storytelling (iMovie, podcasting, etc.), web development, GIS mapping, text encoding, digitization and social media.

Academic Innovation Funds are available to support new teaching with technology projects at Wheaton and are distributed to faculty by LTLC.

For more information on Teaching with Technology, contact your liaison.

onCourse & Instructional Design

For help with onCourse, visit our onCourse Help pages or contact Peter Kirlew or Jillian Amaral.

Faculty Funding Opportunities from LTLC

The Library, Technology and Learning Committee (LTLC) administers three funding opportunities for faculty:

 

Forms

Course Reserve Request Form

Note: To access this Google Form, you’ll need to provide your Wheaton wID and email password.

Attention, electronic reserve users! Our electronic reserve policies have changed, but not by much. The primary difference you’ll notice is that you’ll be receiving your electronic reserves by email. The library is no longer adding electronic reserves to your onCourse site.

To request electronic reserves, please complete the form above.

For more information, please see:

 

Request a Purchase Form

Note: To access this Google Form, you’ll need to provide your Wheaton wID and email password.

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