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A Framework Tutorial: Evaluating Sources

This poster is part of the Distance Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session hosted by the ACRL DLS Instruction Committee. We encourage you to ask questions and engage in discussion on this poster!Β Authors will respond to comments between April 1-5.


Sarah Parramore, California State University, Fullerton

Poster Description:

This is a case study of an online tutorial that aims to address one of the ACRL Frameworks: Authority is Constructed and Contextual. The tutorial employs a number of interactive features designed to engage the learner and requires the learner to utilize a database in order to correctly answer an assessment question.


About the Presenter:

Sarah Parramore is the Instruction Coordinator and Education Librarian at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on active learning for distance learners, particularly in the one-shot information literacy model. Her future aims are to weave in the popular interest concepts of true crime and crafting with information literacy.


  1. I love the interactive nature of this tutorial, Sarah! For on-campus students, do you primarily work this into a one-shot session or did you create a module within your school’s LMS?

    • For a face to face one-shot, this is done through partner work. I have also tried it as a whole class activity and it worked well. I have not yet created within the LMS, but that is on my to-do list!
      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  2. This is awesome work Sarah.

    Would you be able to kindly share what application or software you used in order to create this tutorial?

  3. I like this as well. It is general enough (CRAAP refresher) but also specific when it comes to understanding one way most students can use UlrichsWeb to their advantage.

    • Thanks Katherine! I find our students don’t get much opportunity to use UlrichsWeb, so this was a way to show it off.

    • Thank you Barbara!
      The poster was created in Canva and the tutorial itself was created in Storyline 3.

  4. I really liked how you made the click to UlrichsWeb database interactive (instead of embedding a screencast video). I’m also working with Storyline 3 software at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so it’s great to see a library example. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sarah what a great way to engage your audience and teach them multiple skills and a hands on experience with the library resources. Nice work!

  6. Hi Sarah,
    I am so glad to have found your engaging online Storyline-based teaching exercise. It’s got wonderful built-in assessment. I am trying to come up with ways of making a series of short “evergreen” tutorials to complement different courses within a graduate business curriculum and your approach has given me lots of ideas. Thanks so much!

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