Teaching with LITS

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) liaisons and archivists regularly collaborate with faculty to incorporate information literacy skills and technology into their teaching. Featured here are some examples of those collaborations. See something that you’d like to implement in one of your courses? Contact your LITS Liaison or Archives and Special Collections!

Picture of a Continental 4 Dollar Note
LITS and the Art Museum supported Professor Fitz-Gibbon's History of Money course.
Homeric Greek Wordpress
Prof Debnar creates interactive WordPress site with LITS liaison assistance featuring new media activities to enhance learning ancient Greek.
Yerma screen shot
(SPAN-230) Students learn to create book trailers to spark interest and to entice others to read important literary works by Spanish writers.
Class Twitter Feed
Faculty member and liaison collaboratively built a seminar course to explore the effects of digital technologies on learning and teaching.
Student thought bubbles about research
Librarians collaborate with FYS faculty to ensure that all MHC students receive information literacy instruction and learn foundational research skills.
Left to right: Mara Benjamin, Julie Adamo, and Bennet de Paula
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Mara Benjamin, LITS Liaison Julie Adamo & post-bac Bennett de Paula revamped the Jewish Studies Research Guide.
Leaping Laepars, painting of fighting dinosaurs
FY Seminar explored how art can lead/aid scientific discovery while students developed individual art works and a proposed exhibit for the MHC Art Museum.
Grading papers
A useful way to let students know what is expected of them in an assignment.
Selections from the Dear Data Exhibit
The exhibit created a space for the campus to engage with their visualizations and consider how much ‘data’ encompasses.
A DSLR camera mounted in a copy stand and pointed at a white sheet of paper with a rectangle outlined on it.
Students team-write the script for a video podcast telling a biological story about symbiotic interaction between organisms.
Primary and secondary sources for Emily Dickinson
Students gain discipline-specific research skills in the foundation course for the English major.
Screenshot of Jocelyn Mosman's eportfolio, linked later in text
(College-211): Nexus students use the experience of creating eportfolios to begin curating their online professional personas.
Students playing video games
Students participate in an experiential introduction to video games in a first year seminar on digital culture.
New York Times Article
Students perform complex, iterative searches and draw on additional library resources to provide context and analysis of historical articles.
Students viewing manuscript
Examine primary sources: historical score publications and manuscripts produced as far back as 1350 in this music history course.
Playbill for Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Building information literacy by exploring how entropy theory underlies information retrieval in library databases.
Discussing Motion Control
Film studies students explore motion-controlled videography in the MHC Makerspace.
Map of Springfield
Students create online maps to analyze and share information about housing issues faced by the Latino/a community in western Massachusetts.
Members of the Class of 1962 sitting in a Classroom
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