Instruction

Library Instruction

While I see library instruction as highly linked to information literacy, instruction skills can be utilized in a variety of contexts, from planning a story time to introducing a program. That said, my when I think of library instruction I think of providing those information literacy skills to students – whether that is in person or as a tutorial.

Information Literacy Tutorial 
by Katy Pike and Erin Quarterman
Created to serve the needs of Elementary School Students, “anytime, anyplace”

 

Beginning Research
by Erin Quarterman
Created for students beginning research on their master’s thesis

As an academic librarian at The Seattle School I provided advanced instruction to students beginning their research for their master’s thesis. I created a Prezi for the first half of the instruction. Then students brainstormed topics, and I demonstrated live searching techniques in our databases. I also discovered a need for a simpler overview which could be emailed to students.