The Library Ambassador Program hires approximately 25 undergraduate students each fall and provides them with two semesters of information literacy and research skills instruction before deploying them across campus to help students with their research. As part of their training, instructors use various game-playing and active learning strategies in the classroom including: a card game designed to teach players about databases and how they function, group problem-solving exercises, a card game intended to teach players how to evaluate sources of information, and a roleplaying activity meant to prepare ambassadors for experiences in helping students. In this session, participants will learn effective methods for implementing active and collaborative learning strategies to engage students in information literacy instruction.
Gwyn, Lydia C.; and Wilson, Jonathan. 2019. Engaging Students in Information Literacy: Lessons from Our Library Ambassador Program. Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance, Wise, VA. http://malialibrary.org/programs/