YiPing Wang is the new Instruction/Media Librarian at Laney College. YiPingpreviously worked at San José State University where she served as the Engineering Liaison Librarian.
Librarians at Laney College received a Basic Skills Grant for $18,500 to conduct a Librarian Community of Practice during the 2016-17 academic year. Following a model established by English and ESOL faculty, librarians will meet throughout the year to focus on three practices designed to improve information literacy instruction to students enrolled in pre-collegiate English and ESOL courses. The practices are: 1) improving online presentation of library resources and information literacy concepts 2) integration of more active learning engagement techniques into one-shot library orientations and 3) development and vetting of a model for embedded librarians in college learning communities.