CARLI Instruction Committee: 10th Annual Instruction Showcase

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

The CARLI Instruction Committee presented its 10th annual (online) Instruction Showcase on Friday, May 20, 2022.

The program, focused on the theme, “Re-imagining Instruction After Disruption” featured a morning keynote, morning and afternoon presentations, and a virtual lunch chat from 12:30PM-1:00PM where participants could socialize, network, and talk about instruction with their colleagues from across CARLI.

The Showcase was be presented virtually via Zoom.

The showcase was recorded and posted to the CARLI website, along with presenter-supplied lesson plans and associated ACRL Framework Knowledge Practices and Dispositions, where applicable.


09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote: “I’m excited but have no idea what I’m doing”: How Libraries Can Support Open Pedagogy and Why They Should
-Janet Swatscheno from University of Illinois at Chicago

Recording and slides

Academic libraries recognize that the increasing cost of course materials is a problem for students, especially students who already rely on grants and student loans to afford college. For more than a decade, libraries have attempted to help alleviate the cost of course materials by purchasing reference copies of textbooks, encouraging faculty to assign library licensed material, and supporting open educational resources. Many libraries have focused on supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. With the growth and evolution of the open education community, it has become apparent that the benefits of OER extend beyond saving students money. Many OER organizations are shifting their focus to open pedagogy. For the same reasons libraries are well situated to support OER, libraries are also well situated to support open pedagogy. In this keynote, participants will gain a basic understanding of open pedagogy and how academic librarians can both support and participate in open educational practices.




Tech it Out (10 min demo + 10 min Q&A)
  • Using Poll Everywhere to Gauge Prior Library Knowledge
    Jennifer Lau-Bond and Cathryn Miller from Harper College  
    Recording and Handout
  • Applying Universal Design for Learning to Camtasia Tutorials
    Kimberly Shotick from Northern Illinois University
    Recording and Handout


Lunch break

12:30 - 01:00

Mid-day chat: Share your wins and ask your questions

01:00 - 01:40

Lesson Plans (15 min presentation + 5 min Q&A)
  • Adding a Little Mystery to a University FYE Program: How Librarians Developed a Mystery Game to Teach Fundamental Search Skills to First Years
    Nichole Novak from Illinois Institute of Technology
    Recording and Lesson Plan
  • Rhetorical Analysis of a Song: Using Mind Maps to Focus Topics and Identify Search Terms
    Jade Kastel from Western Illinois University
    Recording and Lesson Plan

01:40 - 02:00

Closing + Share out
Share your zine and your reflections and takeways!

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the