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Library instruction can be a hard sell for the business school. The BYU Library has reached out using a variety of approaches: integrating sessions into specific courses, embedding librarians into Blackboard, and organizing a series of clinics inside the business school.

In the mold of Home Depot's clinics these open-door workshops are the opposite of course-integrated instruction. With attendance voluntary we have been forced to experiment with difference schedules, formats, and promotional efforts to fill seats. Prompted by student suggestions we have adopted the case-study approach dominant in many business schools and adapted it to the library instruction context.

We will discuss the benefits of using case studies as a pedagogic model instead of info-dumps and demonstrate an example case study. We will also share what we have learned about promoting library instruction when attendance is voluntary, describing both our successes and failures.