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Learning Philosophy

About the Libraries Teaching & Learning Program

Student Learning Goals

student in Built Environments LibraryThe University Libraries collaborates with educators to instill lifelong learning skills that students can transfer and apply beyond the University to the greater good of our knowledge-driven and globally oriented society. Goals of the Libraries Teaching & Learning Program:

  • Students understand the role of the university library and librarians in supporting their research needs and ongoing intellectual growth.
  • Students understand research as a creative and iterative process, informed and shaped by their analytical and technological skills.
  • Information literacy is integrated with course content, critical thinking, reading, writing and other forms of knowledge production.
  • Students gain lifelong learning skills that they can transfer and apply beyond the University to the greater good of our knowledge-driven and globally oriented society.

Librarians teach workshops tailored to your assignments and to the needs of your students—set up a research workshop:

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Faculty & Instructor Collaboration

  • Librarians actively engage with faculty and graduate teaching assistants as partners in programmatically integrating interdisciplinary research skills and resources into the curriculum.
  • Using sound instructional design practice and pedagogy, librarians develop workshops and learning materials in support of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • Librarians collaborate with faculty, Teaching Assistants and other instructional partners on assignment design.
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Teaching Statistics

Across all libraries and three UW campuses, the Libraries conduct a yearly average of:

  • 960 workshops, orientations and group consultations to 20,000 undergraduate students
  • 600 workshops, orientations and group consultations to 6,000 graduate students.
  • 4,900 unique users watch Libraries "How Do I..." online help tutorials each year.
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Libraries Teaching & Learning Partnerships

The Libraries collaborate across all three campuses to promote student learning and support teaching and learning. Our partnerships include:

For more information, contact Amanda Hornby, hornbya@uw.edu, Chair of the Libraries Teaching & Learning Group.