IS 458 Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Provides an introduction to learning theories and instructional methods used in a variety of information settings, including libraries, archives, museums, online, and educational environments. Includes an overview of theoretical and applied research and discusses relevant issues and concepts. Students will have an opportunity to design and present an instructional program.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with the history and forms of library instruction.
  • Become familiar with the information literacy movement and a specific set of information literacy competency standards.
  • Become familiar with learning theory and its relevance to instructional design.
  • Become familiar with learning style theories and their relevance to instructional design.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS458AO
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      66866
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Fall 2019

    • IS458AG
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructor
      Merinda Hensley
      CRN
      70322
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS458AO
      Tue, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      68948
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS458AU
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Merinda Hensley
      CRN
      70323
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3
  • Summer 2019

    • IS458AO
      Mon, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      39550
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Spring 2019

    • IS458AO
      Mon, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      66866
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).