Pedagogy

Although the library instruction program traditionally has served programs with in-person instruction, more instruction is going online to adapt to campus trends.  Whether in person or online, librarians collaborate with the instructor on session goals.  In person, librarians demonstrate strategies, concepts, skills, and tools, then give students time to practice.   Online tutorials are tailored to courses or to broader goals, and they are available on the library web site 24/7.  Technologies include Collaborate, Blackboard, Captivate, PowerPoint and HTML.

Rather than teach information literacy in a separately, librarians partner with faculty in their programs and courses to integrate information literacy into their instructional goals.   Although librarians are well placed to teach information literacy, faculty are also experts at citation and discipline-specific sources that upper division and graduate students must learn.  Best practices suggest that librarians and faculty collaborate in order to integrate information literacy instruction into the disciplinary writing process.