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Thursday, October 3 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Getting Them to Swipe Right: Meaningful One-Shot Instruction that Leaves Them Wanting More

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The relationship between students and faculty are fostered over time, so what does that mean for those of us that are too often reliant on one-shot sessions to create meaningful connections with our student patrons? Moving from a faculty member with a full-time teaching schedule to my role as a librarian, I’ve had to build a new repertoire of strategies to create the beginning of a long-term relationship often within a fifty-minute session in front of thirty students. Through learning-centered activities and the flattening of hierarchies, librarians have the opportunity to create a relationship that more models a peer-to-peer transaction than a foreboding expert with all of the answers. While being a librarian is often fraught with wanting to be recognized as experts and professionals by other faculty and administrators, research suggests students are more comfortable relying on peers to answer their information related questions. By situating ourselves as equals, we have the privilege of forming reciprocal relationships with our students that keep us relevant and them honing their research process. This participatory workshop examines how librarians can use their time in front of a section of students not just to transfer skill acquisition, but to plant the seeds for a relationship that brings the students back to the library looking for more.

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Amandajean Freking Nolte

Information Literacy Librarian, Wartburg College
Amandajean is an Information Literacy Librarian at Wartburg College where she wears the many hats of a library professional at a small private liberal arts institution. In fourteen years of teaching college students, she has been wildly successful as well as flopped hard. Instead... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm

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