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Library Instruction Program

Library Instruction Sessions Online

Library Instruction Sessions are moving online!

**NOTE RELATING TO LIBRARY INSTRUCTION AND COVID-19: Most of the focus of online one-shot instruction will be the resources the library has access to online, as it is currently uncertain when normal schedules will reconvene.  

Faculty members can choose between the following options. 

In a normal one-shot instruction session, students would have plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the Librarian teaching the session. The aim of these first two online options is to provide a similar level of engagement and availability, even though we are at a distance. We suggest faculty members poll their students for preference, in order to choose what is most useful for the students in your course. 

  • Synchronous Instruction with a Librarian (via Zoom)
  • Asynchronous Instruction with a Librarian (Pre-recorded for your class)  
  • Basic Library Instruction Video (Pre-recorded; stands as-is)

Please continue reading below for a more detailed explanation of what each instruction choice entails.

Details of Types of Online Instruction

  • Synchronous Instruction with a Librarian (via Zoom): Librarian and Faculty member coordinate on an appropriate time, and an appropriate place for the Librarian to post related materials. Delivered via Adobe Connect or Zoom, whichever your students feel most comfortable with. Session is recorded for students unable to make the time slot. Transcript is provided along with recording while waiting until video can be captioned. 
  • Asynchronous Instruction with a Librarian (Pre-recorded for your class): Librarian and Faculty member agree on appropriate place for the Librarian to post related materials. Recorded with Librarian’s preferred method into a video file that is accessible. Transcript provided while video is waiting to be captioned. Librarian available to answer student questions either through online office hours set up ahead of time or through a Discussion board in the Canvas course, as is agreed upon by Librarian and faculty member. 
  • Basic Library Instruction Video (Pre-recorded; stands as-is): In the next weeks we will be creating several very basic videos detailing how to use the library website. Transcripts will be provided for these videos. This can be embedded into any Canvas course. This option is the quickest one, but will not be tailored to any course.