Journal of Library Innovation
Western New York Library Resources Council
Library and Information Science
This report describes a case study using a collaborative model of problem-based learning in library instruction as an innovative alternative to traditional methods. The authors examine the use of problem-based library instruction in three courses, including an examination of the results of the assignment students were given as part of the exercise. The authors found that the problem-based learning model increased student engagement with library resources and provided a mechanism for identifying and correcting deficiencies in students’ information literacy knowledge and skills. If a specific session of library instruction is intended to provide guidance on the use of the library for a particular assignment or project, then using a problem-based learning approach in collaboration with teaching faculty is a simple way to improve library instruction.
© 2012, E. Hines, S. Hines
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Hines, Samantha and Hines, Eric H., "Faculty and Librarian Collaboration on Problem-Based Learning" (2012). Mansfield Library Faculty Publications. 10.