Professional development opportunity – Instruction

Invitation to St. Kate’s MLIS Students interested in a career in Academic Libraries

The Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) is currently involved in a year-long professional development activity focused on improving our teaching.  Teaching in an academic library includes both in-classroom instruction as well as working one-on-one and in groups for training student employees.  CLIC would like to invite interested students in St. Kate’s MLIS program to join us in some of the activities planned for the year.  Activities include:

  • Reading Char Booth’s book  Reflective Teaching/Effective Learning and participating in online and at least one in-person book discussion
  • A talk by Char Booth, followed by a luncheon on October 28th
    • Luncheon will be at Macalester College.  The talk and luncheon will be open to a larger group and will include librarians from the U of M, as well as other institutions.
    • A limited number of spaces (10) will be reserved for St. Kate’s students to participate in the afternoon workshop to be held following the luncheon (details on how those students will be selected will be available after Sept. 1)
    • Costs are still to be determined, but we will work with St. Kate’s to make costs for students reasonable and affordable.

In addition to the Char Booth activity, the CLIC libraries would like to work with you to provide mentoring opportunities by connecting with librarians who are experienced in teaching and involved in information fluency/literacy efforts on the individual CLIC library campuses (Augsburg, Bethel, Concordia, Hamline, Macalester, Northwestern, St. Catherine University, University of St. Thomas)

We also hope to develop communities of practice and would like to provide opportunities for St. Kate’s students to become involved.

You can officially sign up by sending an e-mail to Tom Nichol (Executive Director of CLIC) at
Do I identify yourself as a MLIS student.