From passive listeners to active participants: Lessons learned from the pandemic about engaging international students during library instruction

Emily Reed


The 2020-21 academic year was a time of challenges, innovation, and transformation for many library services, library instruction included. Many academic libraries sought to transition lesson plans to synchronous and asynchronous online formats. Some students left to travel back home, whether that was in state, out of state, or out of the country. These challenges not only perplexed individual instructors, but also complicated library instruction plans. Though many universities have now resumed pre-pandemic services and activities, we should continue to reflect on what worked well during the pandemic that we can continue to incorporate as we move into more normalized times.

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