Redesigning Library Instruction: A Collaborative Process


  • Melissa Ringle Northwest Allen County Schools


instructional design, librarian-faculty collaboration, information literacy, lifelong learning


Redesigning library instruction should be a collaborative process contingent on contributions from librarians and faculty. Librarian-faculty collaboration to redesign library instruction reinforces course curriculum and learning objectives, integrates information literacy standards across curriculum, promotes critical thinking and technology skills, and demonstrates academic librarians’ knowledge of pedagogy and instructional design. Indiana Tech’s McMillen Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana uses a variety of methods to foster collaboration between librarians and faculty during the library instruction redesign process. This collaborative process creates a learning environment built upon the academic, professional, and lifelong learning successes of students. 

Author Biography

Melissa Ringle, Northwest Allen County Schools

Melissa Ringle received her MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009. She has certifications in Special Collections and Community Informatics both from the University of Illinois. She currently works as the Curriculum Coordinator/Library & Learning Resources for Northwest Allen County Schools. She formerly worked as an Instruction/Reference Librarian at Indiana Tech, where she was the liaison to the College of Business, the College of General Studies, and the School of Education.