Students leading the way: A micro-adaptation of UCLA’s WI+RE model to create information literacy tutorials

Catherine Lantz, Glenda Insua, Annie Armstrong

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated that libraries quickly migrate information literacy instruction to an entirely online format. In traditional classroom instruction, librarians have arguably greater flexibility in terms of how we can actively engage students in brainstorming keywords, developing their topics, and constructing Boolean searches. All of the sudden, we were all scrambling to put together lesson plans for the online environment, and library tutorials were in great demand. Coincidentally, at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) we had already embarked upon a student-centered tutorial creation project about a month before the pandemic’s onset, which allowed us to bolster our online instructional presence through the generation of student-centered learning objects.

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