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Introduction: Using group collaboration and team assignments, our library went through a process of trial and error to standardize the library instruction curriculum for all undergraduate one-shot classes. We organized a process where librarians joined together in large (and later smaller) groups to review and decide on standards, develop outcomes, and find or create sample lessons and activities for instruction sessions. In doing so, we moved from a disorganized system to a standard curriculum based on Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards with mutually-determined learning objectives and three pre-defined class types (20-minute introduction to library services, 50-minute introduction to research, and 50-minute subject or resource specific classes). Along the way we developed an “instruction tool kit” to share information, and a process to consistently train all instruction librarians.


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