Jo Angela Oehrli Peter Timmons Learning Librarian University Library Associate University of Michigan University of Michigan May 4, 2012

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Jo Angela Oehrli


Peter Timmons

Learning Librarian


University Library Associate

University of Michigan


University of Michigan


May 4, 2012

Presentation Overview


Instructor College at University of
Michigan


Identifying a need


Designing and building the Instructor
College Café


The Café


What we learned


The Future of the Café

How did we get here?


X
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wing

plans


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‘Untitled’

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Launched in 2001


Goal: Strengthen the instructional skills of
our instruction staff


2003 ACRL Innovation Award


Instructor College Activities


Instructor College Resource Center
(ICRC)


Internships


Virtual Spaces


‘Slow my mind’

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What do I try out?


What’s worth trying out?


How do I put it into practice?


Who do I ask?


Where do I even start?

‘A history lesson for the mini Clones and
Stormtroopers


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‘How
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source

affect

company

culture


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Look

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the
dreams

of my
generation
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son


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Good stuff is hard to find…


…and often harder to make work.



It’s best to learn how to
teach as part of a
instructing community.




Institutional curating of instructional
material


Communal support and development


Recreate the ICRC
virtually

‘Magazines’

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Graphic

conversations


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Centralize the storing and sharing of
instructional material at U
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Build a virtual community space of
Instructor College


Leverage the capabilities of Web 2.0
tools


Allow for global interaction


Existing
library technology
tools


Staff intranet


Course management systems


Shared staff file space


Internal staff wikis


Email


3
-
ring desk binders


User personas & scenarios



Prioritize desired core functions

MUST

HAVE

CAN LIVE WITHOUT

Uploading

media

Rating

system

Conversation

space

‘Best

choice’ system

Simple back
-
end


Content
management system


Open source


Multifunctional web
development


Learning curve:
Steep


Content
management system


Open source


‘Social networking in
a box’


Learning curve:
Shallow


Capable


Provided all desired functions


Customizable


Sustainable


Integrated with existing IT framework


Locate appropriate

modules


Utilize Drupal online

Community


Primary functions


Post a topic or question


Get responses from community members


Identify ‘best response’


Primary functions


Add title and descriptions in text


Hyperlink to external content


Attach media files


Apply tags



Primary functions


Allow for browsing of uploaded resources


View full upload


View attached files


Rate & comment


In development: structured browse


In development: search


Platform


Collaborative Development


Title of Project


Flexible Project Management



Transfer Other Archived Content


Documentation Codified


Training


Continue Development


More Beta Testing


Questions?

If you would have further questions or
comments, please contact Peter and
Angie at


ic.project@umich.edu