How to deliver meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/29/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner

Marketing Manager

ALA Publishing

esteiner@ala.org

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction. Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 26, 2015.

Faced with planning your one-shot library instruction, you no doubt feel hard-pressed to squeeze in all your library has to offer plus tips on the research process in a mere 50 minutes.  Authentic learning with student interaction may seem unattainable. It’s not. The keys are communicating clearly with the course instructor, developing a realistic plan, and employing effective teaching strategies.  With more than 30 years' combined experience in teaching information literacy, Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough have designed an eCourse where you will experience effective learning activities yourself and be ready to prepare your own.

Learning outcomes

  • Participants will develop effective communication and collaboration strategies in order to co-design information literacy sessions with course instructors
  • Participants will employ active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques in order to facilitate meaningful learning
  • Participants will match the best hands-on activities to the students’ stage in the research process in order to make information literacy instruction relevant and meaningful

About the Instructors

Heidi Buchanan, a MSLS graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and research and instruction librarian/professor at Western Carolina University, is a graduate of ACRL Immersion and is certified as a master trainer by the State Library of North Carolina.

Beth McDonough holds an Ed.D. from Western Carolina University and a MLIS from UNC-Greensboro. She is research and instruction librarian/associate professor at Western Carolina University.

Registration for this facilitated eCourse, which begins on Oct. 26, 2015, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.

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