Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media

One of my goals this year was to create instructional videos and learning objects related to my most frequent teaching requests as English and Theatre Arts librarian. The first one I set to work on: a video about comparing theatrical productions, a frequent task assigned to theatre arts students. I'd chosen Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard as … Continue reading Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media

“Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk

“Oh. It goes so fast. We don’t have time to look at one another,” says Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s metatheatrical three-act play Our Town. After an early death from childbirth, Emily joins the rest of the spirits of deceased town members in the graveyard. Made with the clarity of mind death has endowed, Emily’s … Continue reading “Let’s Look at One Another”: Ways of Seeing at the Reference Desk

Creating Videos for Student Engagement

Video: It's Not Just for "Online" Learning! As the Fall 2016 semester approaches, instructors are assiduously preparing their teaching materials: drafting syllabi, revising assignments, and refining all manner of content in the hope that come the first day of classes, their students will have a fully developed course awaiting them. Arguably, it might seem like … Continue reading Creating Videos for Student Engagement