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SCIL Works 2019
Instruction RX: Prescriptions for Helping Students Overcome Library Anxiety
Friday, February 9, 2019
California State University, Dominguez Hills
This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices,
innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2019 focused on the many
ways in which instruction librarians help students from a variety of backgrounds overcome library
Visit the SCIL Works 2019 page for details about the past event.
SCIL Summer LitWalk
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Downtown Los Angeles
SCIL hosted a meetup in downtown Los Angeles, which included a visit to the LAPL Central Library.
SCIL Showcase: CARL Conference
The Diplomat, the Showman, the Advocate, and Other Hats: Instruction Librarian Roles in Times of Change
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel
SCIL sponsored an Interest group panel at the 2018 CARL Conference.
SCIL Works 2018
Where Virtual Meets Reality: the Intersection Between Instruction and Our Virtual Campus Communities
Friday, February 23, 2018
West Los Angeles College
This annual mini-conference offered librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues.
SCIL Works 2018 focused on the intersection between instruction and our virtual campus communities.
Visit the SCIL Works 2018 page for details about the past event.
SCIL Summer Field Trip
Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians: Library Panels.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
San Diego, CA
SCIL Librarians teamed up with the San Diego Public Library (SDPL) to discover ways comics can play a role in education and literacy. Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians offered free Library Panels.
After the event, SCIL hosted an informal discussion and networking mixer.
SCIL Spring Program 2017
Designing Information Literacy Instruction: The Teaching Tripod Approach.
Friday, May 12, 2017
University of California, San Diego
Co-Sponsored by UC San Diego Library, Learning Services Program, SCIL's Spring Program featured Dr. Joan Kaplowitz who helped attendees 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.
SCIL Works 2017
Let's Get Together: Collaborating with Our Academic Communities Beyond the One-Shot
Friday, February 10, 2017
California State University, Dominguez Hills
This annual mini-conference, offered librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2017 focused around the theme of collaborating on instruction within our learning communities of faculty, staff, student support units and academic administration. SCIL Works 2017 offered an opportunity for instruction librarians to highlight successes and challenges related to engaging with faculty and other campus groups beyond just the one-shot.
Visit the SCIL Works 2017 page for details about the past event.
SCIL/LAUC-I Day Conference
Experi(m)ent(i)al: Developing Process-oriented, User-focused Methodologies in the Library
Friday, August 19, 2016
A half-day event at UC Irvine, “Experi(m)ent(i)al: Developing Process-oriented, User-focused Methodologies in the Library,” was sponsored by LAUC-I and SCIL.
This free professional development event included a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and lightning rounds.
Friday, July 15, 2016
SCIL hosted tours of two unique libraries in Glendale, CA: The Disney Consumer Products Creative Resource Center and the Brand Library and Art Center.
SCIL Works 2016
Crossing the Threshold: Engaging with the ACRL Framework
Friday, February 19, 2016
California State University, Fullerton
This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2016 focused on the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. SCIL Works 2016 offered an opportunity for instruction librarians to highlight how they have engaged with the ACRL Framework.
Visit the SCIL Works 2016 page for details about the past event.
Southern California Library Tour and Lunch
Friday, August 14
Southern California Library
Read more about the Southern California Library, which contains resources on local social justice struggles. We have requested to look at materials on blacklisted L.A. teachers during the McCarthy era. Lunch will follow at a nearby pupusería.
SCIL Networking Lunch
Friday, July 17
SCIL hosted a networking lunch on July 17th at Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside.
SCIL Spring Program 2015
Friday, May 8
University of Southern California
Featuring a workshop run by Dr. James Elmborg on Critical Information Literacy and its context in today’s college setting.
SCIL Works 2015
Let me take you higher: How libraries use High Impact Practices to engage students
Friday, February 20, 2015
West Los Angeles College
This annual mini-conference offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues.
Visit the SCIL Works 2015 page for details about the past event.
When OA Meets IL: Bridging Open Access and Information Literacy to Enhance Student Learning
November 7th, 2014
11 AM to Noon, Pacific Time
This joint SCIL/SCORE (Scholarly Communications and Open Resources for Education) online meeting explored the pedagogical intersections between information literacy (IL) and Open Access (OA).
For more information regarding the event and the link to the archived presentation, go to the event page.
Beers, Cheers, & Tears!
SCIL hosted two networking events in July. Beer & Networking on July 16th in Santa Monica, and Coffee & Networking on July 25th in San Diego.
JPL Library and Archives Tour
June 20, 2014
SCIL arranged for a tour of the library and archives at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. See the JPL event page for event details and event photos.
SCIL Works 2014
All Things Digital: Instruction Tools and Services in the Virtual World
Friday, April 25, 2014
West Los Angeles College
This half-day workshop offered an opportunity to learn from your colleagues who have discovered and developed innovated ways to incorporate technology into their instruction practices.
Visit the SCIL Works 2014 page for details and resources from the event.
San Diego Mini-Maker Faire
Join SCIL in attending the San Diego Mini Maker Faire!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Click here for more information!
SCIL/IE LEADS Workshop: Instruction 101
What You (Probably) Didn't Learn in Library School.
November 22, 2013
University of California, Riverside
For more information, and to register visit the Workshop page
SCIL hosted a networking lunch at Pizza Port (San Clemente location)
on Friday, July 26, 2013.
SCIL Works 2013
Hack your library!
Friday, February 1, 2013
Kellogg Library, CSU San Marcos
Please visit the SCIL
Works 2013 page for more
information and to link to presentation materials.
Getty Research Library
organized a tour of the
Getty’s Research Library on Friday, July 20.
CARL hosted an Interest Group Lunch at the 2012 CARL Conference.
Saturday, April 7th
San Diego Mission Valley Marriott
to Basics: The Ubiquitous One-Shot
February 3, 2012
The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
See the SCIL
Works 2012 page for more details
and to link to presentation
July 15, 2011, SCIL hosted a social at the San Diego Zoo
followed by a lunch at
nearby BJ's Restaurant and Brewery.
The event included:
tour of the San Diego Zoo Library
and the Beckman Center, which houses the Institute for Conservation
an hour of wandering around
Safari Park, followed by a short animal presentation by a zoo
at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery
Design Online: A Hands-On Workshop Applying Instructional Design
Principles to Digital Spaces
See the Spring
page for more
details and links to presentation
SCIL Works 2011
Keeping it Real, Keeping
it New: Pushing
University, San Diego, CA
and Lightning Round Abstracts
and other conference materials
Works 2011 page for more details
April 8-10 in Sacramento
April 10, 12:00 - 2:00
p.m.: SCIL Dutch Treat Interest Group Luncheon at Kabul
Works 2010 - Practice, Practice, Practice (P3): Reinvigorating ILI
Pedagogy was held February 5,
2010 at the CSU Chancellor's
office in Long Beach.
and poster abstracts
- Reinventing "Sessions" I: “Designers – Make it Work!” – Brett Bodemer, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo
- Reinventing "Sessions" II:
“They’re Never Too Old: Developing
Child’s Play into
College Content” - Christina Sheldon, Instruction and
Librarian, CSU Los Angeles
“Strengthening Information Literacy Instruction Through New
Campus Partnerships" – Pamela Jackson, Information Literacy
Standards: “The Best of Both: Blending Information Literacy
Standards from Two Disciplines” - Carol Perruso, Senior
Librarian and Barbara Kingsley, Journalism Instructor, CSU Long Beach
"Concentric Circles: Using a Holistic Approach to Refocus ILI
Initiatives" - Julie Artman, Chair, Collection Management Division;
Doug Dechow, Coordinator of Reference and Instruction Services; Annie
Knight, Coordinator of Brandman Library Services; Stacy Russo, Chair,
Public Services Division, Chapman University
PDF of poster (This PDF is an image of the actual poster. Please use zoom options, if needed, to view the text.)
“Using Action Research to Reinvent Your Practice” -
Stephanie Rosenblatt, Education Librarian, CSU Fullerton
“Writing and citing: the relationship of student portfolios
library instruction” – Sally Bryant, Head of Access
Services; MaryAnn Naumann, Reference Assistant; Elizabeth Parang,
Coordinator of Serials; Melinda Raine, Associate University Librarian
for Public Services and Programs, Pepperdine University
SCIL Summer Retreat: Food for Thought (and Action)
was held at
Occidental College on June 19. Reports and information available
was held at California State University, San Marcos on February 6. It
was entitled, "The Daily and the Visionary": Employing Reflective
Practices to Increase Our Engagement and Success. Reports and presenter
materials are available
SCIL Mid-Year Report, covering
January 1 - June 30, 2008
Works 2008 was held at the
Claremont Colleges on January 25,
2008. The theme was "Putting Theory into Practice: The 'Why' Behind
Instructional Strategies". Reports and presenter materials are available
sponsored the 2007 LOEX (Library
Orientation Exchange) conference
in San Diego, May 3-5, 2007. For more information see our LOEX
theme of SCIL
Works 2007 was "21st Century
Librarianship: Classroom Management in Today's Information Age". It was
held on Friday, February 2 at California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona. Pictures and reports are available
2006 Spring Program,
"Assessing the One-Shot", was held on May 19 at Scripps College (of the
Claremont Colleges). It was a follow-up program to 2005's
event by the same speaker, Dr. Jeff Liles. Dr. Liles's Powerpoint
presentation, a bibliography, and photographs of the event are
available on the program
presented a CARL pre-conference on April 21, 2006: "Beyond Usage Statistics:
WASC and Library Contributions to Educational Effectiveness and Student
Learning." The presenters
were Amy Wallace, CSU Channel Islands; Val Ontell, San Diego Mesa
College; and Tom Carter, St. Mary's College of California. Val's talk
on her college's accreditation experience is now available as an MP3
sound file, in three versions to suit your connection speed: CD-quality
quality (12MB), and lower-quality
(6 MB). Tom's talk is available as a transcript
in Word format.
SCIL Works 2006 program is available in PDF format, and a report is
available in MS Word.
May 2005, SCIL presented our 2005
SCIL Spring Program: "It's NOT
about Time: Making the Most of
hosted a pre-conference at the
2005 ACRL Conference, entitled "Trading
Spaces: Balancing Space, Technology, and Learning."
view a PowerPoint slideshow on Technology,
Space, & Learning, a
Word document summarizing Activity
1, and a Word document that
why our first annual SCIL
Works (formerly SCIL Open House)
was such a success!
with the Net Generation: Learning Styles & Technology. A CARL
Annual Pre-Conference (PowerPoint presentation in HTML
The Angle of Repose: Balancing Physical Space, Technology, and Learning
(CARL Preconference) -- Summary
of the responses to Activity 1.
hosted an ACRL/IIL Regional
Immersion program on July 22-27,
2004 Open House:
Spring Program: Moving from Traditional BI to an Integrated Information
Winter 2003 Open House:
Program, "Assessing Our Impact:
Making the Transformation to Assessment"
Winter 2002 Open House, "Tidal Wave II and Library Instruction":
Winter 2001 Open House: