It Doesn’t Have to Be Rocket Science: Simple Information Literacy Teaching Strategies to Increase Student Engagement and Attention

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



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In this two hour session, attendees will explore some of the instructional challenges in the information literacy classroom, and some potential solutions to help overcome them. Students will also consider methods for introducing “tough to teach” topics and ideas for motivating students to participate in classroom activities.

After this session, students will

  • Understand instructional challenges in the information literacy environment
  • Identify solutions to increase interaction and engagement
  • Develop teaching strategies for “hard to teach” topics like plagiarism
  • Strategically motivate students to participate in Q&A and discussion

Biography ~ Russell Palmer

Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.