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In the past I have called for an instruction menu, especially in the case of one-shot sessions. While I still see a menu as valuable, a recent course has refined my thinking on this issue.
The course was called Dynamic.One-shot Library Instruction. The instructors, Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough, stressed the importance of conversations with course instructors, both in planning one-shots and in following up. Conversations with my fellow course participants were an added bonus. Through these exchanges I picked up some techniques to freshen up future sessions.
Focusing on a menu alone would be like ordering at a fast-food restaurant. While fast food has its place, there is much to be said for sitting down to a leisurely meal with a friend. Focusing more on the conversations would be like such a meal.
Please join your librarians for talks around the information literacy table. If they take place around an actual meal (paying my own way, of course), I wouldn’t mind.