IU to participate in a project to assess the impact of libraries on student success
Carrie Donovan, head of the Teaching and Learning Department at Indiana University Libraries.
IU Librarian Carrie Donovan has been selected to serve as a curriculum designer and facilitator for a national project that will train 300 librarians.
As head of the Teaching and Learning Department at Indiana University Libraries, the sheer scope of Carrie Donovan’s duties might make you just a bit dizzy.
She helps students connect with the library; teaches library instruction sessions as part of existing university courses; supports faculty members as they work to integrate information seeking and the research process into their courses; and helps create and analyze information literacy initiatives.
She also established a grant program to help faculty and librarians redesign courses to incorporate the research process as a central element. Now in its second year, the program has funded more than 10 successful collaborations.
Now, Donovan faces a new challenge: She was recently selected to serve as a curriculum designer and facilitator for the national “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” project.
Conceived by the Association of College and Research Libraries and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the three-year project supports the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.