How to Build it so They Will Come: Designing and Implementing a Successful For-Credit Information Literacy Program
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As libraries struggle to find their place in a changing environment, one solid way to stay on target is to tie your services to the priorities of the larger institution. There is no better way to do ...
As libraries struggle to find their place in a changing environment, one solid way to stay on target is to tie your services to the priorities of the larger institution. There is no better way to do this, perhaps, than to become part of the education and instruction mission. At the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University we are in the seventh year of an extraordinarily successful for-credit, elective, information literacy class. We fill fifteen sections a semester and could fill more given the resources. We do this by finding ways to make the class useful in a multitude of ways: It fills a real scheduling need on campus; it is marketed to those who stand to benefit most from it; the content is useful and relevant and instructors are given the freedom to teach what and how they feel best fits their own style and expertise. This session will examine our model as it has developed and will provide institutions who would like to become more involved with the teaching mission of their institutions real advice on how to approach a project on their campuses. The goal will be to look at for-credit instruction as a potential way that libraries can plug in to university missions and goals and then to offer advice to those who want to start, improve or revive an instruction program at their schools.
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