LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012

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Combo Platter: Collaborating Across Campus and with Different Institutions

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The one-shot, prix fixe library instruction session has long been the reality for many information literacy programs. Learn how one library used lesson study, a collaborative process of planning, observing and assessing a single lesson, to put in motion ongoing collaboration with faculty across several disciplines. Through the collaborative process of redesigning a single lesson, librarians and teaching faculty confronted their respective expectations for and challenges in providing library instruction, and ignited the interest of faculty from English, nursing and the sciences. Through work with a variety of faculty, librarians learned that a single instruction model does not work for all disciplines. Emerging is an a la carte menu approach that enables librarians and faculty to better customize information literacy instruction according to identified priorities, and to construct a tiered approach to information literacy as students move through their majors.