Thursday, September 22, 2011

Teaching International 2011-2012

Greater Allegheny has been doing the Teaching International program since 2004, and their library has played an active role in supporting this initiative. While I was a reference librarian at Beaver I had the opportunity to work with a faculty member to develop a resource website for Penn State faculty interested in Internationalization of the Curriculum.

This year's regional focus is the Middle East and the issue focus is the Millennium Development Goals. Today the library hosted an event for faculty and staff highlighting the University Libraries' resources. This includes the rich website I developed in collaboration with last year's LIS intern.

This afternoon during common hour, a no-conflict time from 12:15-1:35 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I hosted an event for campus faculty. They were able to view some of the materials from our print collection related to this year's Program, talk about upcoming events and assignment strategies, as well as enjoy a small selection of regional foods prepared by Housing & Food Service.

This year's LIS Intern did the layout for the cork board display.
Teaching International 2011

Reference materials

More reference materials and DVDs

Books from the circulating collection

Books from the circulating collection

Food display


Beverage display

Apricot coins

Eggplant caponata with pita



  1. Pretty cool idea. Tying your get-together in with the Millenium Development Goals, as those initiatives will help change that region a lot (if they're implemented). How'd the faculty respond?

  2. They responded well. It was a nice event. Somewhat informal, but that enhanced the conversations.