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June 12, 2014 : New OUL Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer Published in Academic Journal
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – An article by Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer Paul Clayton Campbell was recently published in the technology section of Public Services Quarterly.  The article is titled “Modifying ADDIE: Incorporating New Technologies in Library Instruction.”
“ADDIE is an instructional design and strategic planning model,” said Campbell. “It stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.”
Public Services Quarterly is an academic journal that covers a broad spectrum of public service issues in academic libraries, presenting practical strategies for implementing new initiatives and research-based insights into effective practices. The journal publishes research-based and theoretical articles as well as case studies that advance the understanding of public services, including reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons.
“My article talks about how using the ADDIE model can help new technology succeed in an academic library setting,” said Campbell. “Libraries and librarians will hear about a new technology, be wowed by it, and just go with it. Eventually that technology will be cast aside because there wasn’t any true evaluation of the stakeholders before implementation.”
Campbell said OUL is a good example of the many different stakeholders that must be considered before implementation of a new technology.
“OUL has a great mix of traditional and non-traditional students and each of these groups brings their own unique skillset to campus,” said Campbell.  “It is important that we as educators understand the different sets of skills our students have and help them learn new ones.  Some of our students are digital natives and tend to be savvier with technology. However, other students may not have as much tech experience as their peers, and the last thing we want to do is drown them in technology.” 
Judy Carey Nevin, library director, is thrilled to have a librarian on her staff who demonstrates so much enthusiasm for instruction of all types. She said she hopes Campbell’s presence will lead to more professors collaborating with library staff and encouraging their students to use library resources.
Campbell started working at Ohio University Lancaster in March.  In his role as an instructional librarian, Campbell works with students on information literacy.  He instills research skills that will be useful whether a student is looking for an apartment or scholarly information for a thesis paper.  In his instructional designer role, Campbell will work with faculty to incorporate new technologies into their courses. Campbell said lecture capture software is available through Blackboard, and he hopes to work with faculty on effective use of that feature.
“Faculty can capture lectures and have students listen to those outside of class,” said Campbell.  “That leaves time for deeper discussions of the topic at hand in the classroom.”