Presentation Title

Necessity is the Mother of Instruction: Online vs. In-Person Information Literacy Instruction

Location

Poster Session

Type of Presentation

Poster Session

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

With a reduction in available librarians, one university library sought to lighten the instruction load for those remaining while still meeting information literacy needs on campus. Learn how Tennessee Tech librarians transformed most of their information literacy instruction topics to online, what they kept for in-person instruction, how they provided a learning assessment option, and how faculty are adapting...or not. Though the online transition was begun prior to the pandemic, the presentation shows how the shift to online learning across campus has been further supported by this library change. Initially, the online shift was made due to personnel concerns, but the change highlighted ways in which the library can be more helpful - and highlighted gaps in library instruction in the absence of in-person question-and-answer instruction formats.

Presentation Description

With a reduction in available librarians, one university library sought to lighten the instruction load for those remaining while still meeting information literacy needs on campus. Learn how Tennessee Tech librarians transformed most of their information literacy instruction topics to online, what they kept for in-person instruction, how they provided a learning assessment option, and how faculty are adapting...or not.

Session Objectives

To show ways of providing online instruction.

To show ways to provide an assessment of online learning.

To illustrate setting up expectations with faculty requesting the instruction.

Would you be willing to serve as a Session Moderator?

NO

Keywords

instruction, information literacy, online, in-person

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Necessity is the Mother of Instruction: Online vs. In-Person Information Literacy Instruction

Poster Session

With a reduction in available librarians, one university library sought to lighten the instruction load for those remaining while still meeting information literacy needs on campus. Learn how Tennessee Tech librarians transformed most of their information literacy instruction topics to online, what they kept for in-person instruction, how they provided a learning assessment option, and how faculty are adapting...or not. Though the online transition was begun prior to the pandemic, the presentation shows how the shift to online learning across campus has been further supported by this library change. Initially, the online shift was made due to personnel concerns, but the change highlighted ways in which the library can be more helpful - and highlighted gaps in library instruction in the absence of in-person question-and-answer instruction formats.