Research and Instructional Technology is a cross-disciplinary team of LITS instructional staff – technologists and librarians with wide-ranging expertise in the areas of information, data, media, and digital literacies.
The mission of Research and Instructional Technology is to promote information and digital literacies in order to support students in their coursework and ongoing vocational exploration. Research and Instructional Technology does this by providing extensive classroom instruction in areas of research and technology, creating professional development opportunities, and providing research and technology consulting services to the St. Olaf community.
Areas of Focus
- Research & Technology workshops and classroom instruction
- Classroom technology design and support
- Information literacy
- One-on-one consultations and training with faculty, staff or students.
- Open access/Open educational resources and alternative forms of scholarly publishing
- Supporting digital scholarship projects
- Educating the academic community on new developments in research and technology practices
- Managing the Digital Scholarship Center at St. Olaf (DiSCO)
- Supporting Moodle and other academic technologies
- Liaising with the Community
Every academic department has a dedicated Research and Instruction librarian and an Instructional Technologist who serve as liaisons for faculty (see below). Liaisons consult with faculty on projects involving research and/or technology and help to train students in related areas.
Sara Lynnore (she, her, hers / they, them, theirs)
Instructional Technologist for Geospatial and Data Services