Chapter 17

Concept to Reality

Integrating Online Library Instruction Into a University English Curriculum


This case study chronicles the vision, development process, and current status of an integrated online library instruction initiative at the University of Saskatchewan in western Canada. This mandatory program introduces first-year English students to the services of the university library and helps them develop basic information literacy and research skills to be used throughout their degree program. This program was born from a partnership within the university library between the English liaison librarian and an instructional designer and later expanded to include the academic leadership of the university’s English department. ...

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