Drive-by BI Tailored in-class mini-instruction sessions for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses Academic Article uri icon


  • PurposeThis paper seeks to describe a program that provides quick and relevant library instruction and research support for teaching faculty and their students within the context of the classroom.Design/methodology/approachThe paper identifies the pressures on teaching faculty to improve critical inquiry and to conform with the state requirements and demands of future employers as providing an opportunity for academic librarians to present library instruction as a winwin solution, consistent with library priorities in supporting research and promoting information literacy.FindingsThis project describes a strategy for implementing a driveby BI minisession, including identifying key courses and faculty, contacting them, positioning the driveby BI opportunity for the best effect and impact, and following up with the faculty and students.Practical implicationsThis approach is particularly useful for librarians who are striving to reach teaching faculty and, through them, students with the benefits of information literacy, library support and research methods.Originality/valueThis paper describes a proactive approach to library instruction, one that acknowledges the demands upon and goals of both students and faculty in the classroom.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Arant-Kaspar, W., & Benefiel, C.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Arant-Kaspar, Wendi||Benefiel, Candace

publication date

  • January 2008