Auraria Library and the PTLC (President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative)

The purpose of the President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) is to offer professional development to assist University of Colorado faculty (system-wide) in developing inquiry projects on teaching and learning intended as scholarship and for publication. The aim of the program is to broaden participation of faculty in effective inquiry in learning and teaching. The Librarians at Auraria Library provide resources, tools, and expertise with those resources to assist the PTLC scholars in their research.

Gayle Bradbeer is the Lead Librarian (and also a Disciplinary/Process librarian) for the 2011-2012 PTLC cohort. She has designed a SoTL subject guide for UCD DDC faculty interested in learning more about SoTL work. The guide is a great place to start; it can be printed and faculty can sign up for RSS updates.

Disciplinary/Process librarians for UCD DDC PTLC faculty researchers for this cohort are:

Orlando Archibeque, Social Science Collection Development Librarian
Erik Baker, Research and Instruction Librarian
Linda Tietjen
, Collection Development Librarian, Arts & Architecture

For more information, please visit the Auraria Library PTLC guide.

The guide includes the following categories:


This category includes information on and links to resources (journals, books, ebooks), methodologies (assessment and research designs), and SoTL Studies.

Collaboration and Organization

This category includes information on and links to scholarly social networking sites (Academia.edu, Cestagi, Connexions, and SSRN) and Tools to Organize Research (EndNote, EndNote Web, Zotero, Mendeley and RefWor, i.e.).

Publishing and Promotion

This category includes information on and links about locating a publishing venue and other ways to share research, and a tutorial which focuses on the “how to” and “why” of publishing in scholarly journals.

Citation Analysis

This category includes information on and links to disciplinary databases and what a citation index is and why to use one.

There is also a page that highlights this AY’s faculty researchers, and a feedback page.


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