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NFORMATON LTERACY Taking the ‘I’ out of Instruction. Erin Davis, Joe Eshleman , Suzanne Hinnefeld , Tiffany McGregor, Julie Zamostny. Learning Objectives. Identify 4 non-traditional methods of teaching in order to improve your instruction toolbox

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nformaton lteracy taking the i out of instruction

NFORMATON LTERACYTaking the ‘I’ out of Instruction

Erin Davis, Joe Eshleman,

Suzanne Hinnefeld, Tiffany McGregor,

Julie Zamostny

learning objectives
Learning Objectives
  • Identify 4 non-traditional methods of teaching in order to improve your instruction toolbox
  • List 3 characteristics of traditional and non-traditional teaching methods in order to explain their similarities and differences


groovin at a library open house

Groovin’ at a library open house

Suzanne Hinnefeld - Goshen College


Students who have had a positive

introduction to libraries report higher

use throughout their four years.

(Kelly, 2002)

groove in learning outcomes
Groove-in learning outcomes
  • Students will identify librarians as helpful and friendly.
  • Students will be familiar with library building locations and service points.
learning outcomes cont
Learning outcomes, cont.
  • Students will know the purpose and extent of the reference collection.
  • Students will be able to identify items in the catalog and locate them on the shelf

Planning a large scale open house

Involve teaching faculty, library faculty and staff in the planning.

Start early

Define student learning objectives

Gifts, limericks, schedules

Dress rehearsal, adjustments

assessment of students learning
Assessment of students’ learning
  • Students’ guides were stamped when they completed a learning objective.
  • Guides were collected and turned into colloquium professors for a grade.
evaluation of the groove in
Evaluation of the Groove-in
  • Survey Monkey distributed to all first year students
  • 20% return rate
i ll take information literacy for 500

I’ll take information literacy for 500

Joe Eshleman

Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte

using role playing to engage esl students

Using role-playing to engage ESL students

Julie Zamostny

Western Maryland Regional Library System

role playing

© Original Artist




Ik houd van te leren



я люблю выучить

αγαπώ να μάθω


Step 2: Planning a Role-Play

Involve the class in the plan

Mini-embedded librarian

Assess group cohesion

Increase familiarity

Demonstrate rapport


Step 5: Evaluation and Assessment

  • Mini-embedded librarian
  • Timely and relevant scenario
  • Student worker involvement
  • Length of the class
  • Support of the professor
  • Support of the students
  • Skills into real-life context
  • Instruction lab
  • Might not work with large classes
  • Difficult to practice beforehand
  • Costuming/atmosphere building
talk amongst yourselves problem based learning with groups

Talk amongst yourselves: Problem-based learning with groups

Erin Davis – Utah State University

Tiffany McGregor – Neumann University


Problem based learning [PBL]

is an educational method that

uses problems as the starting

point for student learning.

(Bligh, 1995)



First-Year English Composition

usu learning outcomes
USU Learning Outcomes

Create research plan

Focus topic

Locate sources

Support claims & evidence

Should fast food restaurants be held accountable for contributing to obesity in America?





“The most helpful information I was given this semester was the database information…it really helped me with a few papers. Not just with my English papers.”

“(A)ctually doing them, hands-on was great.”

“The hands-on experience!”


Bligh, J. (1995). Problem based, small group learning. BMJ, 311, 342-343.

Kelly, M. (2002). Making the grade. Chicago: ALA.

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Joe Eshleman

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Erin Davis

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Tiffany McGregor

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Suzanne Hinnefeld

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Suzanne Hinnefeld

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Julie Zamostny

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how many
How many ?
  • A. 12
  • B. 10
  • C. 8
  • D. 6