Presentation Type

Panel Session

Description

The world of information is expanding, student enrollment is increasing, and so the need for information instruction is also rising. Most instruction librarians, however, would describe their departments as understaffed. Online tutorials can be an efficient way to deliver information instruction, and sharing tutorials across institutions can further maximize resources. Collaborative information instruction and inter-institutional resource sharing reflects the "webscale" of the information sphere. However, information instruction is more effective when it is presented to students in relation to a specific course, or better yet, a specific assignment. How can librarians make the most of sharable online information literacy tutorials by relating these resources to students in the context of specific courses or assignments?

This presentation will discuss the challenges of maximizing information literacy resources via technology, and collaboration while still providing course and/or assignment specific instruction in the context of the Cooperative Library Instruction Project, or CLIP. CLIP is striving to produce modular online information literacy tutorials that can be used by librarians and instructors in a variety of situations. CLIP aims to create tutorials that are flexible enough to be used at the point of need, yet sharable and consistently effective. The presentation is targeted at librarians interested in sharing resources and using technology to increase the information literacy of students. Though the presentation will be from the point of view of an academic instruction librarian, public librarians in young adult departments or high school media specialists may also be interested in the presentation.

Conference Track

Other

Start Date

5-2-2010 9:00 AM

End Date

5-2-2010 11:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19913

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Feb 5th, 9:00 AM Feb 5th, 11:00 AM

Collaboration and Curriculum Integration: Presenting Shared Information Literacy Tutorials at the Point of Need

The world of information is expanding, student enrollment is increasing, and so the need for information instruction is also rising. Most instruction librarians, however, would describe their departments as understaffed. Online tutorials can be an efficient way to deliver information instruction, and sharing tutorials across institutions can further maximize resources. Collaborative information instruction and inter-institutional resource sharing reflects the "webscale" of the information sphere. However, information instruction is more effective when it is presented to students in relation to a specific course, or better yet, a specific assignment. How can librarians make the most of sharable online information literacy tutorials by relating these resources to students in the context of specific courses or assignments?

This presentation will discuss the challenges of maximizing information literacy resources via technology, and collaboration while still providing course and/or assignment specific instruction in the context of the Cooperative Library Instruction Project, or CLIP. CLIP is striving to produce modular online information literacy tutorials that can be used by librarians and instructors in a variety of situations. CLIP aims to create tutorials that are flexible enough to be used at the point of need, yet sharable and consistently effective. The presentation is targeted at librarians interested in sharing resources and using technology to increase the information literacy of students. Though the presentation will be from the point of view of an academic instruction librarian, public librarians in young adult departments or high school media specialists may also be interested in the presentation.