Profiles of Best Practices in Teaching Information Literacy Online

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The 76-page study profiles the efforts of four higher education institutions to teach information literacy online: the University of Missouri, Columbia; Indiana University, Bloomington; the University of Washington, and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which jointly serves the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

The report was written by Emilee Mathews who became interested in online learning after developing and teaching an online course through Indiana University’s Information and Library Science Department in 2018 and is now engaged in transforming this course into an open educational resource. Mathews is currently the Fine Arts Library Supervisor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

For each of the organizations profiled in the report, Ms. Mathews interviews one of the major players in online librarianship and describes their efforts. focusing particularly but not exclusively on issues related to retention, assessment, technology, pedagogy and equitable and inclusive teaching and learning practices. Mathews emphasizes the unique challenges of librarianship in an online context, discussing the sometimes student-isolating online teaching environment and how online librarianship can help to overcome it and also confront other specific challenges.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPrimary Research Group
Number of pages76
ISBN (Print)978-157440-580-4
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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