It’s the first full day of ACRL’s Institute for Information Literacy Immersion 2007 program, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We’re meeting at the University of Manitoba – a huge campus located well away from downtown and surrounded by Canadian prairie. I could literally be in Lubbock at Texas Tech University, from the Spanish-style tile roof and sand-colored brick architecture of the older buildings to the constant blast of dry wind from an indeterminate direction. At the opening reception last night I ate bison tenderloin and met many interesting colleagues and program faculty – about 80 participants are in attendance this year.
I’m interested to chart this program’s effect on my teaching. By all accounts it is an intensive experience and one that solidifies an integrative approach to working information literacy into library instruction curriculum. More to follow.