Author: Scott Walter

Scott Walter is the University Librarian at DePaul University.

Faculty Development at Your Library

With the launch of the newly-named Center for Teaching and Learning, DePaul has taken the next step in designing, delivering, and assessing the impact of a coordinated approach to faculty development across core areas of teaching, learning, scholarship, and engagement. While the library has been a long-time partner in teaching

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DePaul Joins the Black Metropolis Research Consortium

The DePaul University Library has joined the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), an association of more than a dozen libraries, institutions of higher education, and archival repositories sharing the mission to “connect all who seek to document, share, understand, and preserve Black experiences.” BMRC promotes the discovery, preservation, and use

Digital Storytelling @ Your Library

DePaul University faculty and librarians came together last week to learn from experts from StoryCenter how to “conceive and create their digital story.” By bringing “digital storytelling” techniques into their teaching, research, or efforts to engage DePaul community members with library programs, workshop participants made use of personal narration, photography

DePaul University Transfer Students

Information Literacy and Transfer Student Success

A commitment to student success was a core component of Vision 2018, one seen in the library through the establishment of our Learning Commons partnerships and our work with colleagues to identify undergraduate learning goals for information literacy in first-year programs including Chicago Quarter and WRD 104. As we move

Consuming News in a “Post-Truth” Era

Last year, the DePaul University Library joined libraries, museums, scientific organizations, and others in promoting the Day of Facts, “an international social media campaign allowing … trusted public sources of knowledge to share mission-related content … as this relates to the role of these institutions in promoting an educated public

JTR 3.0: Library Renovation Continues to Phase 3

Over the past year, library staff members have engaged colleagues across Academic Affairs, Information Services, and elsewhere in the university to complete planning for Phase 3 of the John T. Richardson Library renovation (scheduled for summer 2017). Like Phase 2, which allowed us to launch highly-successful programs such as the

Skills Adapted from College, courtesy "Staying Smart: How Today's Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College," Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy, Passage Studies Research Report, January 5, 2016.

Information Literacy as a Transferable Skill

Since 2014, our Learning Commons partners in the DePaul University Career Center have spearheaded a broad review of the ways in which the college experience contributes to students’ ability to connect what they are learning inside and outside the classroom to life skills, career goals, and a positive orientation toward