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Practicing Pedagogies: 2020 Session Descriptions, Handouts, Slides and Recordings

The purpose of the series is to help faculty foster a collaborative peer review approach to information literacy instruction and course development.



First Day

Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

Presentation I

Designing for Bite-Sized Library Instruction

Catherine Fraser Riehle (UNL) Interim Coordinator of Teaching & Learning
Julia Remsik Larsen. (UNL) Instructional Design Technology Specialist

What is instructional Design and how is it applicable to our instruction?
This session will discuss using backward design principles to help design a “one-shot” instructional session that focuses on student engagement and assessing efficacy.
In this session participants will: 
  •  identify elements of backward design.
  •  scope learning for a typical “one-shot” instructional session.
  • discuss assessments for determining efficacy of the “one-shot” instructional session.

Digital Instruction Tools Lightning Round

Tutorial Design and Digital Teaching Tools

Pressbooks - Cindy Schmidt, (UNMC). Education and Research Services Librarian
LibWizard - Lindsay Brownfield (UNK). 
Reference & Instruction Librarian​ 

VidGrid/Canvas - Monica Maher (UNO).Online Learning and Education Librarian

Let's talk about digital tools and their use in the online teaching environment.  In teach breakout room,  staff and faculty from each campus will share their experience with an online tutorial and teaching tools:  Lib Wizard, Press Books and VidGrid. 

Presentation II

Peer Review & Self-Reflection

Kim Harp (UNMC). Education and Research Services Librarian

This session will help participants  understand the value of peer review and self-reflection.
In the session participants will:
  • discuss the peer review process, the expectations of the reviewee and the role of the reviewer.
  •  discuss the value of the peer review and its impact on teaching and library practice.
  • Discuss the many ways peer review is captured for Promotion and Tenure in libraries.

Session Handouts

Covid-19 Panel

COVID-19 Response- Adjusting to Online Instruction (Panel)

Toni Anaya, (UNL). Interim User Experience Coordinator
Teresa Hartman, (UNMC). 
Education and Research Services Librarian

Lindsay Brownfield (UNK). 
Reference & Instruction Librarian

Katie Bishop (UNO).Director of Research and Instruction Services.

Placzek (UNL-Law). Associate Director and Professor of Law Library.

Time to share our experiences with online instruction, distance education and our response to the social distancing during the Covid-19  Virus outbreak.

  1. How did we respond to Covid-19?
  2. How have practices changed?
  3. How did we engage distance students during sessions? 
  4. What are some strategies for working with instructors on the distance end? 


 Session Website

Please review the following site for the session: []

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