The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide (Paperback)

The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide By Heidi E. Buchanan, Beth A. McDonough Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

Heidi E. Buchanan is a research and instruction librarian and professor at Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, where she also serves as information literacy instruction coordinator. Her MSLS is from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program and a certified North Carolina Master Trainer.

Dr. Beth A. McDonough is a research and instruction librarian and associate professor at Hunter Library, Western Carolina University. Her MLS is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Beth earned an Ed.D. in leadership of curriculum and instruction at Western Carolina University in 2014. Her dissertation focused on critical information literacy.

Praise For…

“A concise and useful handbook for the creation of successful information literacy instruction sessions.”
— College & Research Libraries

Product Details
ISBN: 9780838949979
ISBN-10: 0838949975
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication Date: March 10th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English