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ACRL-NM Virtual Speaker EventWednesday, July 2212:00 – 1:00 PMZoom
Revising for Sustainability: Lessons Learned from Updating an Online Course
Presented by: Erin Renee Wahl, Instruction Coordinator, NMSU

At New Mexico State University, LIB 101: Introduction to Research, is a 1-credit, 8-week, fully online course designed to give students a basic approach to university-level research. Long in need of a major reboot, the course had strayed from its original intent and was surviving semester-to-semester with individual instructor-level triage of the original shell. By the time I arrived at NMSU in the fall of 2018 to take the position of Instruction Coordinator for the Library, the laments had grown loud, and the standards and structure that was once a hallmark of its expired QM certification had fallen into disrepair. Armed with data from previous years, suggestions from the librarians who had been teaching it, and a guiding set of principles based in my own belief of sustainable information literacy education, I took on the task of fully updating the course in May 2020. In this presentation I’ll talk about the process that went into that course revision, the lessons I learned, and maintaining the future of the course itself at NMSU.


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