Join the Library at TLISI


Library experts will present several sessions at this year’s Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI). Hosted by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, TLISI offers Georgetown faculty and staff the opportunity to explore strategies for excellence in teaching and learning. This year’s institute will take place in hybrid (both online and in-person) format May 23–26, and will center around the theme “Making Space.”

The Library will be presenting at the following sessions:

  • Intellectual Engagement and Fostering a Sense of Community Outside of the Classroom: Library Panel and Open Conversation about Future Collaborations. The Library is eager to partner with faculty and campus organizations to develop engaging intellectual experiences. Learn about the spaces, equipment, and expertise we can provide to help you create memorable programs. May 23, 2:45–3:45 p.m., via Zoom. Featuring Head of Outreach and Engagement Beth Marhanka and Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services Meg Meiman.
  • We Need an Intervention! Creating Space for Creative Expression. The pandemic has worsened an epidemic of loneliness on the Hilltop, nationally, and internationally, and our students and young alums are among those who feel the loneliest. The Library’s Maker Hub provides not only equipment for creative expression but also an intentionally collaborative environment that facilitates connection. This workshop on location in the Maker Hub will give you hands-on experience with several Maker Hub resources. May 24, 10:45–11:45 a.m., in the Maker Hub. Featuring Maker Hub Manager David Strout and Sociology Professor Sarah Stiles.
  • Guided Eco ArtWalk and Discussion. “Environmental Graphiti: The Art of Climate Change” is on display in the Library and several other locations around campus. This walking tour and discussion will feature Environmental Graphiti artist Alisa Singer and Earth Commons Director Pete Marra. May 24, 2:15–3:15 p.m., starting in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room.
  • Promoting Research with Augmented Reality. In 2021, Lauinger Library assigned its Emerging Technologies Developer to create a prototype for an augmented reality walking tour based on historical information pertaining to Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation research. In this session, you will be able to view, download, and test the application to gain a better understanding of augmented reality technology. May 24, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Healey Family Student Center Herman Room. Featuring Library Multimedia Specialist Barrinton Baynes and Julian Dowell (C’22), the developer of the app.
  • Intentional Collaborations for Creating Inclusive and Engaging Online Courses. Georgetown colleagues recently came together with other scholars and pedagogy enthusiasts to create the new book Creating Inclusive and Engaging Online Courses: A Teaching Guide. What started as a space for unique and representative voices in a practical conversation about teaching and learning evolved into a book to help others create or hold space for all kinds of students to have a good online learning experience. Director of the School of Continuing Studies Library Ladislava Khailova contributed a core chapter to the book. Featuring Georgetown Law Adjunct Professor and SCS Adjunct Lecturer Monica Sanders, and Director of Curriculum Transformation Initiatives Susannah McGowan. May 25, 1:15–2:15 p.m., Healey Family Student Center Social Room.

See all sessions and register for TLISI sessions individually on the TLISI page.