New Job: Adam Mackie

Adam Mackie has accepted a position as a managing editor at Group Publishing in Loveland and will not be returning to teach in spring 2014. He’s going to miss working in the Department, but isn’t relocating. So, he’ll still be around and will do his best to stay in touch.


Presentation: Adam Mackie

Adam Mackie has been invited to share at the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, this coming November about the Colorado State University Writing Project’s (CSUWP) “Saving Our Stories” program. For more information on CSUWP’s “Saving Our Stories,” a digital writing workshop held during the summer for English Language Learners in elementary school, visit

Library Instruction for CO150

Beginning Fall Semester, 2013, the CSU library will no longer be able to offer library instruction days for CO150 classes due to budget restraints. As a result, CO150 instructors will be responsible for teaching their own library instruction days. Adam Mackie and Matt Truslow will hold a workshop titled Professional Development in CO150 Library Instruction on April 15 and April 16 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Morgan Library in Computer Classroom 174. This “train the trainer” workshop will be an interactive exploration and demonstration of the resources and materials available for library instruction day. Instructors will be guided and engaged in a sample lesson and have the opportunity to discuss concerns related to facilitating their own CO150 library instructions.


-Become familiar with the resources and materials to teach the library instruction day.

-Observe and engage with a sample library instruction lesson plan.

-Learn how to construct a library session that caters specifically to CO150, your class’ research assignment, and your students’ needs.


Dates: Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16 

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Where: Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 174

Incentives: An activity-oriented lesson plan for library instruction of CO150 and a guided, standalone document filled with useful library-related resources.