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Library Instruction for Distance Learning

Let us help anytime you have student learning outcomes related to information literacy, visual literacy, or primary source literacy. Even at a distance, librarians are available to support your undergraduate and graduate students in developing information-related skills and interacting with information tools.  Here are just some examples of recent librarian-instructor collaborations:

  • Chad Boeninger, business and economics librarian, created an Industry & Market Research Basics Tutorial for students in the college of business cluster.  Students interact with the extensive tutorial through their courses in MS Teams using Chad’s Home Improvement Stores Industry Guide.
  • Paul Campbell, social sciences librarian, worked with a faculty member in psychology to assess student learning in the asynchronous environment.  Their results are being submitted for publication this summer.
  • John Canter, engineering and mathematics librarian, developed four tutorials for a mechanical engineering capstone course to help student teams focus their research needs for their design projects.
  • Chris Guder, subject librarian for education, worked with instructional designer Jody Monk to create videos on variety of topics such as developing a research vocabulary and using Zotero.  These were incorporated into graduate research methods courses using Blackboard.
  • Miriam Intrator, special collections librarian, developed and delivered a synchronous workshop via Teams that taught students how to define and identify primary source materials and use the Libraries’ Digital Archives for searching, viewing, and downloading digitized archival content.
  • Michele Jennings, art librarian, hosted a live Wikipedia edit-a-thon event for students in a photography class, and she has created a new guide and short quiz on Fair Use and Creative Commons for Images.
  • Sherri Saines, social sciences librarian, designed a worksheet that walks students step-by-step through locating, evaluating, and citing information using library tools.  The flexible assignment can be used synchronously or asynchronously, within or outside of Blackboard.
  • Hanna Schmillen, health sciences librarian, is embedded within Blackboard in a family and child studies course where she offers an information literacy instructional module and an assignment that serve as a foundation for assignments later in the course. 

These are just some of the examples of the way librarians can support your courses and students.  
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to talk about how best to offer library instruction for your course in online environments – contact Chad Boeninger or your subject librarian or archivist.

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