Tailoring Library Instruction for Non-Science Majors Taking Hybrid and Online Science Classes: Student Perceptions of Information Literacy in the Virtual Environment

Academic Article


  • An instruction librarian and a biology professor at a small, urban commuter college campus worked together to provide research instruction to non-science majors in selected hybrid and online biological sciences classes. They collaboratively designed in-class and online learning tools, as well as homework assignments aimed at developing non-science majors’ information literacy skills. Through an array of innovative technologies and pedagogical models (including online screencasts, Twitter conversations, and embedded librarianship), they sought to engage non-science majors in the scientific discourse and to encourage them to access and assess reputable online science materials. This study explores the efficacy of their pedagogical partnership.
  • Authors

  • Gamtso, Carolyn
  • Gamtso, Carolyn White
  • Halpin, Patricia
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • April 3, 2018
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 99
  • End Page

  • 118
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 2