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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.

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Re-examining Instruction Practice: New Year's Instructional Resolutions

Presented on January 27, 2023

Re-examining the one-shot instruction: article discussion

Presented on December 9, 2022

Creating a Student-Centered Alternative to Research Guides Discussion

Presented on April 1, 2022

"Are you as conflicted as we are? Challenges with teaching subject headings and keywords"

Presented on Feb. 11, 2022

A Virtual chat with barbara Fister

Presented on May 18, 2021

"Online Instruction" Discussion

Discussion on March 3, 2021

Primo VE in Practice- Life After Going Live

Presented on December 2, 2020

Online Accessibility/Inclusion Discussion

Presented on November 6, 2020

ACT UP: Evaluating Sources and Pushing Against Privilege

Dawn Stahura from Salem State University
Presented on April 7, 2020

Inclusive Information Literacy, #InclusiveInfoLit: Resources from the Twitter Chats

A Work in Process: Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms

Robin Harris, Michelle Oh, and Alyssa Vincent from Northeastern Illinois University
Presented on March 12, 2019

Intrusive Librarianship

Annette Alvarado, Loyola University Chicago
Presented on February 13, 2019

Train the Trainer: Ideas & Tips to Help Faculty Teach Information Literacy

Marielle McNeal, North Park University
Presented on March 19, 2018

Leading Online Sessions: Tips for Engaging Webinars

Stephanie Richter & Cameron Wills, Northern Illinois University (click for presenter bios)
Presented on December 6, 2017

Librarian Transformation: Teaching Disciplinary Courses

Amy Van Epps, Engineering Information Specialist and Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Presented on March 9, 2017

  • Please note that the recording begins on Slide 4; see the PDF of Slides linked above for the information covered on slides 1-3 not included in the recording.
  • Descriptive outline
  • Presenter's slides

Scaling Up: Rebuilding an Instruction Program with Limited Resources

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
Presented on December 7, 2016

Curriculum Mapping

In-Person event presented as a CARLI-Sponsored IACRL Preconference on Thursday, March 17, 2016, with the in-depth outline linked below compiled by the CARLI Instruction Committee.

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)

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.
Presented on February 26, 2015

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
Webinar link above includes descriptive outline.

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

Tutorial Best Practices


Knowing is Half the Battle! Assessment in Academic Libraries

Presented by Devin Savage, Jeannette Moss, & Chris Davidson from Northwestern.
Recorded November 4, 2013.

Using Rubrics to Assess Student Learning

Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, UIUC.
Recorded on November 18, 2013.

Assess, Assess, Assess, and Then?

Presented by Jen-Chien Yu, UIUC.
Recorded on December 10, 2013.