Thursday, April 12, 2018

Instructional Design and Librarianship

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces this publication, which examines ways in which librarians are using instructional design principles to inform, construct, or evaluate information literacy initiatives; online library instruction and services; and programming and outreach efforts. Instructional design provides a way for instructors, trainers, and educators to both approach instruction creation systematically, and evaluate how it has been effective and how it can be improved. This is a comprehensive exploration of why instructional design is so impactful for academic librarians—intentionality, collaboration, and engagement—and provides extensive examples of how librarians are using instructional design to craft and assess new and innovative services, teach information literacy, develop online content, and design programs and outreach initiatives in a targeted and mindful way.   

West, B. K., Hoffman, K. D., & Costello, M. (2017). Creative instructional design: Practical applications for librarians. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

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