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Administrative Services: Teaching & Learning Response Team

Administrative Services supports the MIT Libraries' mission and goals in the areas of Budget & Financial, Facilities & Operations, Personnel and Staff Services.

Teaching & Learning Response Team

This team was officially retired on August 31, 2020, and work in this area was transferred to the Service Restart Project Team.

The Teaching & Learning Response Team is working to ensure that the Libraries teaching programs can continue during the Libraries' closure.

The Teaching & Learning Response Team reports to the Services Monitoring Synthesis Team.


(Link to wiki)


  • Karrie Peterson (team lead)
  • Katharine Dunn
  • Jen Greenleaf
  • Ye Li
  • Jennie Murack
  • Elizabeth Soergel
  • Kai Alexis Smith
  • Mark Szarko
  • Barbara Williams
  • Robert Caplin
Email the team at lirs-tlt at mit dot edu.

Team Activities

The Teaching & Learning (T&L) Response Team has been working at a number of ways to make teaching in the Libraries easier:

  • A pool of library staff have made themselves available as moderators fro Zoom sessions, so that instructors can focus on teaching, not monitoring chat or troubleshooting technical issues. Reach out to the pool at zoom-lib at mit dot edu for support while teaching or other Zoom advice.

  • The team is connected and learning from and with the IvyPlus instruction group.

  • They are working on a project to support teaching librarians in moving their f2f teaching into online environments.

  • Several members are part of the Canvas Response Team, working to integrate the Libraries into Canvas, the new learning management system supported at MIT.