Thursday, May 12, 2022

e-forum discussion: Making the Most of One-shot Instruction

The next Core e-forum discussion (a discussion via email) is Giving the One-shot Your Best Shot: Making the Most of One-shot Instruction which takes place May 17-18, 2022. It will be moderated by Jennifer Batson, Kelly Williams, Michelle Shea, and Margaret Dawson. Each day the discussion begins and ends at US Pacific: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (which is, e.g. 3pm - 11pm UK time)
"In spite of the increasing complexity of the information landscape and the importance of learning how to navigate it effectively, one-shot sessions continue to be the primary format for teaching information literacy classes. Librarians must consider how to integrate faculty expectations and the expansive core concepts of the Framework for Information Literacy into a single, limited time period. It can feel like a struggle to create engaging and effective lessons.
In spite of the difficulties, librarians have found innovative ways to address the one-shot's constraints. In this e-forum, participants will discuss options and share effective and inventive ways to maximize the effect of the infamous one-shot."
In order to participate, you have to "register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion." Once you've registered you will get the messages from all subsequent e-forums (unless you unsubscibe, obviously), but they are limited time and only happen about once a month, so if you set your alerts to having a daily digest, it isn't too much spam even if not all the topics are of interest (I signed up when there was an information literacy one some months ago). For more information and to register go to Photo by Sheila Webber: Greeenwich Park, lost scooter, April 2022

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