Visions of the Possible: Engaging with Librarians in SoTL

Keywords: Collaboration, scholarship of teaching and learning, librarianship, cross-disciplinary, engagement


This article encourages thoughtful discussion on cross-disciplinary partnerships among those researchers, practitioners, and librarians engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Through personal experiences, examples from the literature, and the goal of meaningful collaboration, the authors describe four models of engagement with librarians in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. We propose that it is time for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and its practitioners to more fully engage with librarians because they bring complementary perspectives, powerful areas of expertise, and significant insights into students’ learning experiences.

Author Biographies

Caitlin McClurg, University of Calgary

Caitlin McClurg is an associated librarian for teaching and learning at the University of Calgary (CAN). She is currently supporting engineering and geoscience subject areas.

Margy MacMillan, Mount Royal University

Margy MacMillan is a retired librarian and professor emerita of Mount Royal University (CAN), who is still playing in the busy intersection of SoTL and librarianship.

Nancy Chick, Rollins College

Nancy Chick is Co-President Elect (with Chng Huang Hoon) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida (USA).


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How to Cite
McClurg, C., MacMillan, M., & Chick, N. (2019). Visions of the Possible: Engaging with Librarians in SoTL. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 7(2), 3-13.