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Mills & Wiley Present at Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference

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Jenny Mills, coordinator of research services and associate professor, and Claire Wiley, reference & instruction librarian and assistant professor, presented the results of their research at the Tennessee Library Association annual conference in Memphis on April 5. Titled, “Take a Step Back! Using Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction,” Mills and Wiley shared how they used a backward instructional design approach to revise information literacy instruction for First Year Writing.

With a focus on assessment of what students know and are able to do as a result of instruction and on enduring understandings of the research process, librarians developed critical-thinking classroom activities and follow-up assignments that showed initial promise of improved student learning.

Jenny Mills

Jenny Mills

Claire Wiley

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