Date(s) - 09/11/2014
The literature is filled with studies that question the effectiveness of “one shot” library instruction. Yet models such as multiple class visits, required credit courses, and embedded librarians often require a prohibitive investment of staff time. Meredith Farkas will describe the efforts librarians have taken at Portland State University to sustainably improve information literacy instruction. From a “train the trainer” approach, to influencing course design, to creating learning objects, to flipped classroom instruction, to serving up bite-sized chunks of instruction at students’ points of need, the potentials and pitfalls of each approach will be discussed.
Originally broadcast June 4, 2014.
Instructor Bio ~ Meredith Farkas Meredith Farkas is the General Education Instruction Coordinator at Portland State University and a lecturer at San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science. She is the author of the book “Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online” (Information Today, 2007) and writes the monthly column “Technology in Practice” for American Libraries. Meredith was honored in 2008 and 2011 with the WISE Excellence in Online Education Award and in 2009 with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.