Teaching on the Fly

This past Monday, I helped run two scavenger hunts in the library. The scavenger hunt is a program to orient students to the physical layout of the library. They get a brief introduction to the activity, instructions, an iPod, and a map. After the activity, the rest of the period is spent on traditional library research instruction. For this class, the instructor sent an email just 30 minutes before the first class, asking that we do some instruction on research on film. After a few minutes of brainstorming, I volunteered to teach the class. After thinking up a few films to research, I came up with Star Wars, thinking that there would be a lot of varied literature on it. I was right, and was able to show a good example to the class. It was fun and challenging to teach a class on the fly!

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