Collections > Master's Papers > School of Information and Library Science > Information Literacy by Design: Creating a Teaching & Training Template for Developing Library Instructors

To meet increased demand for library instruction, many academic research and instruction departments rely on pre- and paraprofessional librarians to teach classes. However, due to the general lack of teaching experience these staff members tend to possess at the time of their hire, they often have to receive extra training. This paper documents the process of creating a framework for developing instructors at the University of North Carolina's Undergraduate Library, entitled Information Literacy by Design (ILbD). Based on Wiggins and McTighe's Understanding by Design, this framework acts as supplemental training for new and developing instructors, equips them with a template for creating lesson plans, and provides a web-based outlet for them to share their work.