Event Title

Concurrent 2: Learning from Academic Libraries’ Pivot to Online Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenter Information

Ashley R. Lierman
Bret McCandless

Session Format

In-person Full Paper Presentation

Proposal Synopsis

Many libraries were forced to pivot quickly to online instructional modes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, often in spite of varying levels of familiarity with distance learning, as well as the adverse conditions of a crisis situation. This was also the experience of the authors of this paper, who nonetheless rapidly produced, promoted, and implemented a set of online instructional resources that have had a significant impact on teaching and learning at the university level. These resources took the form of asynchronous modules incorporating various information literacy skills, designed to support student learning across multiple disciplines. The paper to be presented will review the growing body of literature on academic libraries’ instructional innovations for distance learning as a form of crisis management during the COVID-19 pandemic, and recount our own process of instructional design and course integration. The primary focus of this work is what was learned from this development period, in which a great deal of experience and experimentation with distance teaching methods was of necessity compressed into a very short time -- not only in our own case but across the entire profession. The work that we as teaching librarians have done to meet our institutions’ needs during this crisis can provide a great deal of insight to inform our respective future efforts in this area.

Location

WALC 1132

Start Date

27-7-2022 10:30 AM

End Date

27-7-2022 11:20 AM

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Concurrent 2: Learning from Academic Libraries’ Pivot to Online Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WALC 1132