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SCIL Spring Program

Co-Sponsored by UC San Diego Library, Learning Services Program

Designing Information Literacy Instruction: The Teaching Tripod Approach

Friday, May 12th, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego

Spend the day with Dr. Joan Kaplowitz as she helps us transform our approach to providing information literacy instruction through the use of instructional design principles. Discover the interconnectedness of learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment, and how these elements fit together in her Teaching Tripod Approach along with other insights to provide engaged learning for both face-to-face and online learners.

Registration Rates
  • CARL Members: $67.00
  • Non-members: $100.00
  • Student/Retiree: $33.50

Light refreshments during welcome reception and taco bar from Rubio's for lunch is included in registration rate.

Parking: $20/day at Hopkins Garage or See reciprocal UC parking privileges

Registration is Open

About Dr. Joan Kaplowitz

Dr. Kaplowitz has over 20 years' experience working as a librarian, beginning her career at UCLA as a reference/instruction librarian and finishing her career there as Head of the Research, Instruction and Collection Services a the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library in June 2007. She holds both a Master's in Library Science as well as a doctorate in Psychology and is still actively involved in information literacy instruction at the local, state, and national levels.

She is the co-author (with Esther Grassian) of Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Practice and has many other publications to her credit including her most recent publication Designing Information Literacy Instruction: The Teaching Tripod Approach (2014). Dr. Kaplowitz is a regular presenter at the UCLA Information Studies Department's Friday Forum series and shares her expertise through workshops at several California State University campuses.

Collaborative Notes


2017-18 SCIL Executive Board Finalized

Congratulations to our new Executive Board members, who will be serving under the leadership of incoming Chair Amanda Roth.

All terms will begin July 1, 2017.

  • Chair Elect
    • Mary-Michelle Moore
  • Secretary
    • Judith Opdahl
  • Program Registrar
    • Kendall Hinesley

For information about past events, visit our Events page.

About SCIL

The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL -- pronounced "skill") interest group is dedicated to providing professional development and discussion opportunities focused on information literacy and instruction-related activities for library professionals from all types of institutions.

CARL is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities at all CARL-sponsored events. Please indicate your special needs or dietary requirements when registering or RSVPing to events. Requests for special accommodations must be received at least two weeks prior to the event.



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