Why I am going to flip

The flipped classroom model is growing in librarianship as a teaching model for credit courses and non-credit workshops. In most cases, librarians provide  non-credit workshops; however, at UAF  librarians teach a one credit library science course. The LS 101 courses are six weeks, while the non-credit workshops are 15 to 45 minutes once a semester  to provide information literacy concepts. The flipped classroom model allows students to learn core concepts prior to a hands-on LS 101 classes or workshops.


Datig, I, & Ruswick, C. (May 2013). Four quick flips: Activities for the information literacy classroom.  College & Research Libraries News,  74(5) 249-257.

Small, C, & Tucker, K. (July 2013). Flipped classrooms. Keeping Up With. Retrieved from

Technology Tools


PowerPoint Presentation



In Class Activities

Evaluating resources

Identifying specific resources for assignment

Advance searching strategies

Organizing and synthesizing resources

Citing Resources


What I Expect from Flipped Classroom

I expect students will develop information literacy skills to apply to all their courses.

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