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Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:


No Required Textbook.

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Course Schedule and Readings by Week:



Project Due and Presentation


Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Syllabus


Week 2

  • Presentation skills
  • Discuss Assignment #1

Grassian Ch 12

Week 3

  • Instructional objectives
  • Needs assessment

Morrison et al

Week 4

  • Active learning
  • Discuss Assignment #2
Assignment #1: Short in-class presentation

Grassian Ch 6

Week 5

  • Learning theory
  • Instructional Theory

Grassian Ch 3
Whyte et al

Week 6

  • Instructions in academic libraries [Guest lecture: Carrie Donovan]

Assignment #2: Classroom teaching evaluation due

Critiz et al

Week 7

  • Information literacy
  • Discuss Assignment #3–6

Bruce et al
Mackey & Jacobson

Week 8

  • Instructions in public libraries
Assignment #3: In–class instruction begins

Roy et al

Week 9

  • Training technologies
  • Teaching with social media

Assignment #6: Marketing instruction session

Mihailidis & Diggs
Click & Petit

Week 10

No Class‐‐Spring Break


Week 11

  • Critical Thinking
  • Media literacy
  • Discuss Assignment #6‐‐Marketing

Grassian Ch 6
Bickham & Slaby

Week 12

  • E–learning
  • Open learning

Barnhart & Stanfield
Dunlap & Lowenthal

Week 13

  Assignment #6: Deliver instruction at Monroe County Public Library  

Week 14

  Assignment #6: Deliver instruction at Monroe County Public Library  

Week 15

  Assignment #6: Deliver instruction at Monroe County Public Library  

Week 16

  • Wrap‐up
  • Evaluation of training/instruction
  • E‐mail me in the future


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Course Deliverables and Grading:

Readings will be assigned for each class period, and the latest information about the class will be communicated via a class listserv. Please come prepared. Class discussions are important, and I expect all students to participate. Your grade will be based on six individual assignments and participation:

The class will be conducted in a participative manner, with members of the class having significant control over the specific content of each class session.

To receive a passing grade in this course, you must turn in all of the assignments and the term project and complete all the presentations. You cannot pass this course without doing all of the assigned work (which includes the final presentation), however, turning in all of the work is not a guarantee that you will pass the course.

To earn a B in this course your work must consistently demonstrate and/or include:

Your work must also meet all of the requirements of the assignment. To earn a higher grade you must surpass the criteria and expectations for a B; to do so your work should consistently demonstrate and include:

Your work should also demonstrate the ability to see the relationship between coursework and the larger issues regarding education of information users.

SLIS Grading Policy


Course Policies:

On collaboration:

Course assignments are designed to help you gain practical experiences. You will be provided with some class time to discuss projects, but you are expected to spend outside of class time each week to practice your skills, work on assignments, and complete readings. You are encouraged to help each other throughout this course. However, the individual assignment you submit must be your own. Any students who submit work completed by someone else will receive a 0 score for that assignment, and may receive an F for the course.

On due dates:

Unless otherwise noted, due dates are at the beginning of the class time on the due date. If you come to the class late and submit an assignment after the class begins, it will be considered as a late submission. Due times for non-class days are 5 PM. Unexcused late work is likely to be penalized. Assignments that are over 6 days late will not be accepted unless arrangements have been made with me. If you have unexpected events and need to submit the assignments late, please contact me beforehand.

On attendance:

I expect you to attend all class meetings. If you cannot attend class, you must notify the instructor in advance (preferably more than 24 hours prior to the class). Attendance will factor into your final grade. Unexcused absences will not be tolerated; numerous absences are frowned upon, and if you foresee yourself missing multiple classes, be sure to see the instructor the first day after class. Make-up work may be negotiated only in cases of documented, excused absences. If you do not come to the class on time, it will affect the participation grade.

On personal technologies:

Please turn off your cell phone before each class starts. It is rude for class activities to be interrupted by a ringing cell phone. Similarly, text messaging will not be tolerated in class; any student found to be sending or checking text messages during class will be invited to make a choice either to cease the texting or leave the classroom.

You are welcome to bring your laptop to class and use it to take notes, access readings we are discussing, etc. You are not welcome to surf the web, check e-mail, or otherwise perform non-class-related activities during class. If I find you using it not to perform a task specifically related to what we are doing in class at that very moment, it will affect your participation grade.

Academic Dishonesty:

There is extensive documentation and discussion of the issue of academic dishonesty here in the Indiana University "Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct." Of particular relevance is the section on plagiarism.

Indiana University and the School of Library and Information Science policies on academic dishonesty will be followed. Students found to be engaging in plagiarism, cheating, and other types of dishonesty will receive an F for the course. As a rule of thumb, when in doubt, cite the source!

Students with Disabilities:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact IU Disability Services for Students http://www2.dsa.indiana.edu/dss/

The instructor reserves the right to change, omit, or append the S573 Course Syllabus whenever she deems it appropriate to do so.

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