Category Archives: One Shots

ALAO Annual Conference 2016

I hope that everyone had an enlightening time at ALAO’s Annual Conference in Wilmington, Ohio! It was the Instruction Interest Group’s privilege to sponsor the session “Improving Learner Experience through Creative Library Instructional Design,” presented by Mandi Goodsett from Cleveland … Continue reading

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Into the Gauntlet! Letting Students Teach One Another

As librarians, teachers, and observers, we know students can often learn more effectively from peer instruction. They trust their fellow students and seek their knowledge and approval. Beyond using these support systems in the tutoring or mentor model, peer-to-peer teaching … Continue reading

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Adding Assessment to the Library One-Shot

Assessment has become an increasingly important aspect of information literacy instruction. More and more, academic libraries are being asked to go beyond simple metrics, such as number of sessions taught, and instead find ways to demonstrate that their students are … Continue reading

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Teaching with Discovery

Several Ohio libraries have been using web-scale discovery services, such as Serials Solutions’ Summon, WorldCat Local, or EBSCO Discovery Service for several years. In January of 2013, 58 OhioLINK member libraries started implementing EBSCO Discovery Service. Many of us have … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt: Learning about the Library through Game and Technology

In January 2014, my fellow reference and instruction librarian, Derek Zoladz, and I had the pleasure of hosting students at the Columbus State Community College Library. These students were participating in a campus wide orientation program tailored for international students. … Continue reading

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Using Menus in Library Instruction Marketing

Over the past year my library, which serves the students and faculty of a small technical college, has placed a new emphasis on classroom instruction. As a result, usage of library materials and student research skills have increased while the … Continue reading

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