As one of my artifacts for my internship, I have taken what I learned from creating class outlines for library instruction this term and created a tip sheet. Please see it below and enjoy!
Top 5 Tips for Creating Library Instruction Plans
- Be aware of what will be available in the room where the course is taking place. (In my case I wanted the student to do practice searches themselves but without individual computers it had to be demonstrated on the projector)
- Study the professors requests and course summary well so that you know what type of information will be most useful.
- Stay away from “point and click” instruction and instead try and think of ways that help the student build knowledge and skills to conduct searches themselves.
- Be aware of the timeline (it can be very difficult to understand what will take how long and how to fit it all into the allotted time. This is a skill that develops over time).
- Change up the activities and content frequently (include discussion, videos, practice, lecture all in one to keep the students interested. Undergraduate especially lose interested quickly and easily.)