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Designing a Collaborative Cross-Campus Drop-in Workshop Series to Motivate Lifelong Learners
Motivating Students on a Time Budget (2019)
  • Tim Miller, Humboldt State University
  • Sarah Fay Philips, Humboldt State University
The Humboldt State University Library decided to redesign library instruction and programming; we hoped to make our offerings more scalable and engaging for our students. To that end, we cultivated campus partnerships and designed a workshop program to motivate students to participate in co-curricular learning. Implementing a successful drop-in workshop program is challenging; many librarians have experience with poorly attended drop-in workshops, inadequate campus support, and insufficient student interest. Our library’s initial experience was no different, yet with planning, partnerships, and some useful tools, we were able to address these issues
and build a cross-campus collaborative workshop series that not only found marked success but is also sustainable and manageable by a handful of library staff. In this chapter, we discuss a few important strategies that helped us administer our program. We will also share an effective and easy to use instructional design tool for helping ensure that our program’s pedagogical goals will be met when working with a wide array of facilitators.
  • library instruction,
  • motivation,
  • co-curricular learning,
  • lifelong learning,
  • learning,
  • ARCS
Publication Date
Winter January 8, 2019
Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby
Association of College and Research libraries
Citation Information
Tim Miller and Sarah Fay Philips. "Designing a Collaborative Cross-Campus Drop-in Workshop Series to Motivate Lifelong Learners" Chicago, ILMotivating Students on a Time Budget (2019) p. 133 - 150
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