Pilot workshops at Indiana and Illinois

Last week, the project team had the opportunity to pilot the curricular materials they have been developing at two workshops held at Indiana University and the University of Illinois on April 12th and 14th, respectively. The workshops were held in the universities’ libraries, and they were open to librarians and graduate students in library and information science. About a dozen people attended each workshop. We think they were a success overall, but we did learn a few lessons about computer lab policies (more restrictive than expected!) and pacing (don’t throw out too many tool names!). Over the next two months, we’ll be refining the curriculum to share with the partners at the University of North Carolina, Lafayette College, and Northwestern University.