Library and IT

Carleton and St. Olaf began “the Bridge” in 2003, funded in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to facilitate cross-searching of our respective library holdings. This initial effort grew to include joint review and consolidation of materials in the catalog, which are now fully available to faculty, staff, and students on both campuses.

With Broadening the Bridge, this collaboration has expanded to include partnerships within teams in Information Technology, Instructional Technology and Research & Instruction in the libraries.  This has included joint exploration of technology solutions, an effort to streamline technology support and infrastructure and the joint development of programming such as the Learning Communities and events outlined below.

Learning Communities are discussions meant to bring together communities of practice across faculty and staff on both Northfield campuses. They are open-ended discussions on topics of interest for anyone of any skill level in said topics. Members of both campuses are open and encouraged to attend the learning communities hosted by both Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges.

This is a list of the most recent collaborations and Learning Communities, as well as upcoming events.

Spring 2015

Carleton Learning Communities: Digital Assignments

Digital Assignments: Planning  | May 7

Digital Assignments: Evaluating  | TBA

Digital Assignments: Showcasing | TBA

St. Olaf Learning Communities: Video & Screencasts in Education

IT and the Libraries at St. Olaf are sponsoring this learning community series to assist faculty and staff in developing video and screencast projects that could be used for student assignments in courses, faculty online lectures, department or event promotion, and more. Led by Multimedia Instructional Technologist Ben Gottfried, the sessions will be a mix of discussion about pedagogy and project design as well as hands-on practice. This learning community is open to those who are just starting to think about video or screencast projects and those who already have some experience. The sessions will be staffed by several instructional technologists and librarians who will contribute to the discussion and provide one-on-one support to faculty and staff participants.

Session 1: Pedagogical Design of Video Assignments & Project | Thursday February 26

Session 2: Pre-Production: Creating Production Plans for Videos & Screencasts | Thursday March 12

Session 3: Production: Shooting Video or Creating Screencasts | Thursday April 9

Session 4: Post-Production: Editing & Publishing Video & Screencasts | Thursday May 7

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