Information Literacy and Instruction: Backward Design: A Must-Have Library Instructional Design Strategy for Your Pedagogical and Teaching Toolbox Academic Article uri icon


  • Library instruction sessions, courses, and programs benefit from a strategic and intentional instructional design approach. This type of approach can provide a framework for librarian discussions with collaborators, such as faculty or other stakeholders, and facilitate librarians advocacy efforts for information literacy instruction in the curriculum. But in the midst of busy schedules and competing responsibilities, it can be difficult to find time and a strategy that works well for library instructional contexts. This column shares an instructional design strategy adopted by librarians to add intentionality to their instruction. This backward design instructional design process has proven to be an invaluable tool for designing instructional contexts ranging from one-shots to tutorials to semester-length courses.Editor

published proceedings

  • Reference & User Services Quarterly

altmetric score

  • 4.55

author list (cited authors)

  • Ziegenfuss, D. H., & LeMire, S.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Ziegenfuss, Donna Harp||LeMire, Sarah

publication date

  • March 2020