Target Audience: Librarians charged with developing and teaching legal information literacy to users: students, attorneys, and public patrons
1) Participants will be able to identify and compare free and proprietary software options, and utilize practical tips, templates, and samples for creating tutorials.
2) Participants will be able to select the best type of tutorial for their organization and targeted audiences, and subsequently execute the steps in the tutorial production process.
Today’s challenges of teaching legal information literacy include limited face time with users, demanding millennials who want more than lectures, and the introduction of new and changing research interfaces. Creating web-based tutorials is one way to address these challenges while, simultaneously diversifying your teaching portfolio. Tutorials can be instructional, reinforcing, and/or assessment-focused. Discover the components of three types of tutorials and the best practices for ensuring your tutorials are tailored to the learning needs of your particular audience. Also learn about the various free and proprietary software options for creating tutorials. To assist in the tutorial production process, participants will be provided with tips and cautions, templates and samples, sources for multimedia content, and a selected bibliography of sources about creating and utilizing tutorials.