Tips and Tricks

Instruction: April Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Overwhelmed by the two drafts of the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education that will update the current standards from 2000? >Read on to find a quick list of links to discover what other librarians are saying on the subject and join in on the discussion.

Instruction: February Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

During the Fall 2013 semester, the CARLI Instruction Committee hosted a three-part webinar series on assessment. All three recorded webinars are now available for you to watch, at your convenience.

Knowing is Half the Battle! Assessment in Academic Libraries
Recorded November 4, 2013. Presented by Devin Savage, Jeannette Moss, & Chris Davidson from Northwestern.

Using Rubrics to Assess Student Learning
Recorded on November 18, 2013. Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, UIUC.

Instruction: November Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Recently, my 10 year old nephew showed me his book report in the form of a board game, which made me think about how dry adult education tends to feel in comparison to some of the fun ways children learn. However, recent research indicates that creative play encourages learning, even for adults. We tend to view children as not-quite-formed adults who need coddling. Flipping this belief, Kets de Vries (2012) argues that “better and more respective teaching would follow if … [instructors] thought of adults as atrophied children” (p. 18).