The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide, Third Edition

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Previously named by Library Journal “a terrific resource for instruction librarians at all experience levels,” the updated third edition will foster students’ critical thinking skills while empowering librarians to become better, more confident teachers.

When done well, one-shot library instruction allows you to build solid relationships with faculty while also making positive first impressions with students. Good pedagogy, collaboration with faculty, assessment, and reflection are all imminently possible in the one-shot. So is incorporating the big ideas of the ACRL Framework. This new edition of a trusted resource will guide you in active, student-centered one-shots that connect to courses’ learning outcomes. Demonstrated using vignettes that share teaching experiences drawn from librarians and instructors in the field, you’ll get succinct, hands-on advice on such topics as

  • why threshold concepts are well suited to one-shot instruction;
  • online instruction-specific engagement strategies and talking points;
  • a one-shot version of curriculum mapping to help you prioritize;
  • quick and easy activities to work into sessions;
  • how to mix and match the three types of instruction best suited to one-shots;
  • losing the list, ditching the script, and other strategies for student-centered teaching;
  • common classroom management mishaps and what to do about them;
  • talking points for the instruction interview;
  • how and when to say no; and
  • 5 ways to use assessment to improve your instructional style.
Sku: 9780838949979

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