Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction eCourse/Book Bundle

Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction eCourse/Book Bundle

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

$221.00
ALA Member: 
$ 198.90
Item Number:
1541-9172
Dates: 
From:  November 5, 2018
To:  December 9, 2018
Delivery Method: 
Asynchronous
Credentials: 
Attendance Cert.
Duration: 
5 weeks (includes a one-week break for the week of Thanksgiving)
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
24 Hours
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes? No problem.

Faced with planning your one-shot library instruction, you no doubt feel hard-pressed to squeeze in all your library has to offer plus tips on the research process in a mere 50 minutes.  Authentic learning with student interaction may seem unattainable. It’s not. The keys are communicating clearly with the course instructor, developing a realistic plan, and employing effective teaching strategies.  With more than 30 years' combined experience in teaching information literacy, Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough have designed an eCourse where you will experience effective learning activities yourself and be ready to prepare your own.

Buchanan and McDonough are the authors of the popular One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide. The second edition, published in 2017, offers suggestions of how to incorporate The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into one-shot sessions. This item includes enrollment in the eCourse along with the print edition of The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide, Second Edition by Buchanan and McDonough.

By taking this eCourse, participants will

  • develop effective communication and collaboration strategies in order to co-design information literacy sessions with course instructors;
  • employ active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques in order to facilitate meaningful learning; and
  • match the best hands-on activities to the students’ stage in the research process in order to make information literacy instruction relevant and meaningful.

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on November 5, 2018. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to

  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities

Instructors Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 5-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

Bulk Orders

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

Week One: Communication and Collaboration with Course Instructors

  • Perceptions and misperceptions
  • Conversation starters
  • Push back without being pushy
  • The instruction interview
  • How and when to say NO!

Week Two: Creating a Realistic Plan

  • Teaching vs. covering
  • Usefulness and relevance to the students
  • Threshold concepts
  • Ditch the demo
  • About learning objectives…
  • Timing is everything

Week Three: Active learning strategies

  • Online Jigsaw—experience an active learning technique and learn about additional strategies
    • One minute Paper
    • Fishbowl
    • Think-pair-share
    • Gallery walk
    • Concept maps and graphic organizers
    • Case studies
    • Role Play
    • Games

Week Four: Assessment

  • Why bother?
  • Classroom assessment techniques
  • Making use of the data

Heidi Buchanan

Heidi Buchanan is a Research & Instruction Librarian at Hunter Library. Her MSLS is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000). She is also a co-author of One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide.

Beth McDonough

Beth McDonough holds an Ed.D. from Western Carolina University and a MLIS from UNC-Greensboro. She is a Reference Librarian/Education Liaison at Western Carolina University. She is also a co-author of One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide.

If you have any questions about this eCourse, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.