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Library Instruction Nirvana vs. Library Instruction Reality: Balancing & Prioritizing Instruction Strategies, Reflections by a New Librarian–Hanna Schmillen

“I just realized this week that I cannot do it all, so I will do what I can fabulously.” – Clinton Kelly, 2013 Yes, I just quoted a fashion expert and media personality, but it’s insanely relatable. As a fairly … Continue reading

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A Follow-Up: Teaching Creatively by Mandi Goodsett

Thanks to the generosity of the Instruction Interest Group, I had an opportunity to present about creative library instruction at the ALAO conference in Wilmington, OH, this past October. I thought it might be helpful for those who missed the … Continue reading

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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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Online IL Instruction: Describing the Evolution of Instructional Librarianship by Paul Clayton Campbell

As an instructional librarian working at a non-residential campus, I find that more and more students opt for taking courses online instead of traditional, face-to-face courses. This trend is neither anything new nor is it limited to my campus. As a whole, … Continue reading

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The Dark German Forest of Library Instruction by Paul Clayton Campbell

“Okay?” “Alright.” “Okay?” “Alright, ready.” Just like the intro to RadioLab, I sometimes find myself having a similar internal dialog right before I step into my library instruction room.  I have done library instruction for what seems like a million … Continue reading

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From Concept to ePublication: Students Explore the Lifecycle of an eBook

As the primary instructor for a semester-long credit course called Information in the Digital Age, I recently had the opportunity to facilitate an ebook project that incorporates HTML coding and file conversion alongside traditional research methods. Students worked both independently … Continue reading

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Instruction Interest Group Spring 2015 Workshop Recap

At the ALAO Instruction Interest Group Spring 2015 Workshop, “Making Connections: Embedding Information Literacy across Your Curriculum, participants connected to strategies and tools to help them build partnerships at their own institutions.                 … Continue reading

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