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Instruction Overview

Whether your library calls it instruction, BI, information literacy training, one-shots, library orientation, or user education, this is where you can look for resources created by and for your CARLI colleagues. Handouts from forums, best practices, documentation, and webinar recordings applicable to matters of Library Instruction may be found here.

ACRL Framework Toolkit

This Toolkit maps those instructional activities taught at the CARLI Instruction Showcase to the Framework, with the hopes that instruction librarians can use these presentations as resources for creating and/or re-imagining their own library instruction to accord with the Frames.

Annual Library Instruction Showcase Presentations

Since 2013, the CARLI Instruction Showcase has offered academic librarians from Illinois the opportunity to share tips, tricks, and techniques they have used in library instruction. This page collates all of the showcase presentations.

  • Scaling Up: Rebuilding an Instruction Program with Limited Resources

    • Presented on December 7, 2016 by:
      • Amy Hall, Teaching & Learning Librarian and Assistant Professor for Library & Learning Support at National Louis University in Chicago
      • Sarah Leeman, Online Learning Librarian and Assistant Professor at National Louis University in Chicago
      • Slides
  • Curriculum Mapping: A CARLI-sponsored IACRL PreConferencE (In-Depth Outline)

    • In-Person event presented Thursday, March 17, 2016
    • Part I: Curriculum Mapping to Integrate and Communicate Information Literacy
      • Presented by Anne Zald, Head, Northwestern University Libraries.
    • Part II: Information Literacy Leadership and Program Evaluation: Using a Curriculum Map for Program Development
      • Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Faculty Collaboration (Webinar)

    • Presented on February 26, 2015 by:
      • Melissa Bowles-Terry, the Head of Educational Initiatives at University of Nevada - Las Vegas
      • Dawn Lockwood, Educational Technologist from the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Illinois Valley Community College
      • Dr. Libby Scheiern, Assistant Academic Dean, Director of Teaching and Learning Excellence Center at Principia College.
  • Improving Learning: Best Practices for Teaching in the Library

    • PowerPoint presented on November 7, 2007 at the CARLI I-Share Instruction Forum by Beth S. Woodard

  • Learning Outcomes: From the Big Picture to the Classroom (Webinar and in-depth outline)

    • Webinar presented December 10, 2015 by Debra Gilchrist, Pierce College, Lakewood Washington
  • Tutorial Best Practices


How does your Assessment Measure Up

Fall 2013 Webinar Series:

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.

Assess, Assess, Assess, and Then?
Recorded on December 10, 2013. Presented by Jen-Chien Yu, UIUC.