Poster Description: The University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries has been providing information literacy instruction to undergraduate biology majors since 2013. As originally conceived, the Libraries collaborated with the course coordinator of a large, multi-section biology course to take over the content for one of the course labs. Using the train-the-trainer model, the Libraries supported course teaching assistants in delivering information literacy instruction, in person, via a presentation, course guide, and an accompanying worksheet. When the pandemic began and UK shifted to remote instruction, the Libraries rushed to move the biology lab content online. This poster will describe the evolution from emergency remote teaching to a robust online module that has outlasted remote teaching and is fully integrated into the in-person class. Collaborative, iterative development, Universal Design for Learning principles, and the use of multiple online tools to create a robust experience will be highlighted.
Poster: Link to poster on Microsoft Sway
Presenter Names: Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, University of Kentucky Libraries and Valerie Perry, University of Kentucky Libraries
Presenter Bios: Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy is the STEM Instruction Librarian at the UK Libraries. Before joining UK, she was the Head of Public Services at the Oregon Tech Library. Her primary research interests include pedagogy, critical thinking, creativity, and organizational communication. Email: Aja.BettencourtMcCarthy@uky.edu
Valerie Perry is Interim Director of the Science & Engineering Library and Library Liaison for Biology at the University of Kentucky. Previously she served as the Head of the Agricultural Information Center for 22 years. Her primary research interests include STEM instruction, assessment, liaison programming, and organizational management.