3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Description: As distance learning populations at many academic institutions continue to grow, instruction librarians struggle to provide equitable learning opportunities to them. With a 15,000+ student body consisting primarily of adult distance learners, often equipped with prior learning credits and/or enrolled in unstructured programs of study, Empire State College has been wrestling with this thorny issue for more than a decade. Over the years we’ve developed and honed a suite of information literacy services, resources, collaborations, and assessment tools that target students at various places and times in their academic career, using a variety of modes of delivery. This discussion will highlight these services and programs, including a self-assessment during orientation; live, hands-on, online workshops; self-paced micro-courses, and the everyday work of collaborating with faculty and instructional designers to embed support materials into courses.
This session is co-hosted by the Distance Learning Interest Group of the Georgia Library Association.
About the Presenter:
Dana Longley is Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Information Literacy at State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College. As part of a small, dedicated team of librarians for the last 16 years, she manages and delivers learning opportunities and helps provide a variety of other library services for the college’s distance learners.