Save the date: Workshop on classroom management for library instructors

By Bernadette Lear

Have you ever been distracted by a student who listens to music or sleeps throughout your presentation? Or stunned by an attendee who starts to heckle you? How do you respond — especially if you are teaching a “one shot” session and have limited contact time with students?

Not sure? Here is a workshop for you:

Penn State Harrisburg Library is hosting a professional development event, “Classroom Management for Library Instructors,” on Thursday, May 16, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Morrison Gallery. Our guest speaker will be Cindy Decker Raynak of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. The day consists of a presentation and facilitated group discussion of case studies by Dr. Raynak, free lunch, and an information round-robin discussion on library instruction.

All Penn State faculty and staff who teach library instruction are welcome to attend. Room capacity is limited to 40 attendees, so please register promptly. To register, please contact Jenny Dimeler ( no later than April 30. Also, please send Bernadette Lear a brief description of a real “problem” that you have encountered in the library classroom. Bernadette will work with Dr. Raynak to develop authentic case studies for the group discussion portion of the program.

The session will provide a welcome opportunity for face-to-face interaction among colleagues. It will not be recorded. We hope to see you there!