Information Literacy Teaching and Learning for Spring 2021
Due to the health and safety concerns brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Information Literacy department has made adjustments to its instruction offerings to better accommodate various delivery needs as well as provide a safe environment for learning.
The reference desk will be offering virtual service only for Spring 2021. If you have a topic or assignment that you anticipate students will need research assistance with, we strongly encourage you to schedule either Synchronous or Asynchronous Library Instruction to give your students the best chance of success in their research.
We will continue to provide live instruction and are able to accommodate both Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate. Additional formats can be accommodated as well. Sessions can be recorded at the instructor's request to allow access after the session. To ensure equity of instruction and accommodate staffing needs, requests for in-class instruction will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
In addition to synchronous instruction, the library has greatly updated its collection of digital learning tools and has a large collection of video and interactive tutorials that can be easily deployed in Blackboard courses. Additionally, librarians can create specific tutorials, videos, research guides or recorded sessions to meet the specific research needs of your course and students.
Creating online teaching materials takes time. As such we ask for your patience and understanding as we work to provide impactful learning experiences regardless of format. Please keep in mind the following when requesting instruction:
Though our methods may change, like you, we are still striving for the same quality of instruction as before. We appreciate your cooperation as we adjust our approach to meet this new challenge.