In 2018, Credo released our IL Strategy Handbook. It was written (by me!) to help Credo’s customers and other librarians to begin or improve an information literacy program at a college or university, and included the following chapters:
Chapter 1: The Value of IL for Your Users
Chapter 2: Designing a Program with Your Community and IL Standards in Mind
Chapter 3: Creating a Dynamic, Interactive Curriculum Across Disciplines
Chapter 4: See Your Program Come to Life
Chapter 5: Library Marketing 101: Promoting the Value of Your IL Program
You can see that the handbook covered the entire life of an IL program, from the initial planning stages to improvements to the program over time. It’s still a comprehensive look at IL work, but 2020 has brought up a new need: coverage of online IL programs.
While the original guide does discuss the needs of online students here and there, and much of the material can be applied to courses that are online, there’s no section devoted to online IL specifically. But, good news! We have released a new edition of the handbook that includes guidance on conducting IL classes online, covering both curriculum ideas and ways to engage students.
Check out our new handbook! Also, take a look at this Twitter thread from Dr. Nicole Campbell, a professor at Western University in London, Ontario. She offers some great tips for putting online students at ease, ideas that will be quick to implement.
- Information Literacy – Core and Information Literacy – Health Science
- Teaching Instructors How to Create Accessible Courses
- Teaching Remotely in Fall 2020? Exploring Creative Ways and Resources to Support Online Learning
- Getting Faculty Involved in Increasing Usage: Brainstorming around an All-Online Model