[Libs-Or] Char Booth talk at Reed College 10/24, 4:30pm

Angie Beiriger beiriger at reed.edu
Fri Oct 19 13:27:56 PDT 2012

*Reedbrarians: Advocacy, Activism, and the Future of Access*
An interactive presentation and discussion for members of the Reed and 
library communities
Wednesday, October 24,  2012, 4:30 PM, Psychology 
Reception and light refreshments following the event

Please join us as we host Reed graduate, librarian, and 
info-anthropologist, Char Booth '01, for a presentation and discussion 
on research and student scholarship, the culture of libraries, and the 
ever-changing landscape of information dissemination.  Char will share 
her own thesis experience and explain how it shaped her explorations 
into educational communication and our need to adapt and advocate for 
libraries to remain relevant vibrant centers of future scholarship.

"When dissemination is part of the pedagogical process, it can build 
transformative learner insight into what it means to participate in a 
community of practice. Writing for a wider audience at the undergraduate 
level is a springboard for the cultivation of a student's voice, 
interests, and expertise, and can expand the meaning of an assignment 
beyond a graded exercise." /Char Booth - info-mational 
Char Booth '01 is the Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning 
Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library and also serves on the 
faculty for the Information Literacy Immersion program, sponsored by the 
Association of College and Research Libraries.  Her pedagogical 
explorations into library culture focus on the integration of 
instructional design, technology, and assessment.  The influence of her 
Reed education shines through in her work as she delves deeply and 
reflects critically on library issues that have traditionally been given 
surface treatment. She also uses her personal thesis experience to 
inform her work with students and faculty on the undergraduate research 

Char has authored two books 
<http://infomational.wordpress.com/publications/>and several articles, 
detailing her research and prescription for libraries' progressive 
dissemination of information, including how librarians can connect 
patrons' needs, effectively harness technology, and reflect on the 
collective educational exchange. She virtually propagates such 
philosophies at info-mational <http://infomational.wordpress.com/>, her 
blog "on technology, media literacy, and librarians who t-c-b."
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