Presenter Information

Rachel Hooper, Troy UniversityFollow

Location

Lobby

Type of Presentation

Poster Session (45 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

What do many academic librarians want? Required information literacy classes! When do they want them? Now! This poster will show how a large university developed an on-demand library readiness mini-course online that has recently become a requirement for all undergraduate orientation classes, both in-person and online. Furthermore, the online mini-course has been adopted by numerous faculty in research-based courses across varied subject areas throughout the University. Through a collaboration between librarians and faculty, the mini-course teaches students research skills, how to find books and journal articles, how to use InterLibrary Loan, how to get library and research assistance, and more. The mini-course integrates short how-to videos as well as a quiz that allows faculty to require proof of completion. The poster will cover the mini-course itself, how it has evolved, its origin, and ways we hope to improve this system.

Presentation Description

This poster shows how a large university developed a library readiness mini-course that has recently become a requirement for all the university’s undergraduate orientation courses. Through a collaboration between librarians and faculty, the mini-course teaches students research skills, how to find books and journal articles, and how to use InterLibrary Loan. The mini-course integrates short how-to videos and a quiz that allows faculty to require proof of completion. Join us to learn about a unique method of teaching information literacy.

Session Goals

  • Share how one institution developed an information literacy course for its students.
  • Share ideas about online information literacy instruction.

Keywords

Collaboration, Information Literacy, Embedding, Online Learning, Learning Management Systems, Teaching

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Feb 21st, 1:00 PM Feb 21st, 1:45 PM

Information Literacy On-Demand: How to Create an Online Library Readiness Mini-Course

Lobby

What do many academic librarians want? Required information literacy classes! When do they want them? Now! This poster will show how a large university developed an on-demand library readiness mini-course online that has recently become a requirement for all undergraduate orientation classes, both in-person and online. Furthermore, the online mini-course has been adopted by numerous faculty in research-based courses across varied subject areas throughout the University. Through a collaboration between librarians and faculty, the mini-course teaches students research skills, how to find books and journal articles, how to use InterLibrary Loan, how to get library and research assistance, and more. The mini-course integrates short how-to videos as well as a quiz that allows faculty to require proof of completion. The poster will cover the mini-course itself, how it has evolved, its origin, and ways we hope to improve this system.