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Library instruction varies in format but often manifests in the librarian teaching a single, isolated class session—what librarians refer to as a “one-shot.” Many challenges accompany this traditional format, including time-constraints, disengaged audiences, and little understanding on the part of the student as to how the library instruction integrates with course content. Flipped Learning methods can help counter these challenges even when the overall course is not based on a flipped model. They liberate librarians and faculty from the one-shot model and expand opportunities for library instruction to occur at multiple times in a course, to be delivered virtually or in person, and to invoke a broader range of educational tools. We offer eight best practices for those who are interested in exploring flipped methods for incorporating library content into a course.

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Faculty Focus

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library; flipped learning; flipped classroom; information literacy; one shot; librarian; faculty; collaboration

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Born digital


Magna Publications