Many libraries face the challenge of meeting increasing demand for information literacy instruction with decreasing library resources. This paper explores one library’s answer to that challenge: using online modules to replace in-person instruction for a required undergraduate writing course, addressing the development of the modules and assessment of faculty perceptions of the modules. Though the modules went through several cycles of feedback and revision, a recent faculty survey showed persistent instructor reluctance to embrace online information literacy instruction in the place of in-person library instruction. This paper examines ways to balance faculty feedback and desires with the realities of library resource constraints and concludes with a discussion of lessons learned and next steps.
Parks, C. (2017). Putting the cart before the horse: Creating online information literacy modules for a reluctant faculty. LOEX Conference Proceedings 2017, accepted August 2017.