Instruction Team

The Instruction team is responsible for coordinating general library instruction programs to teach users how to locate, use, and think critically about information resources. The team also supports teaching and assessment for library instructors in order to assist them in documenting the relationship between library instruction and student success.

Team responsibilities include:

  • Planning, implementing, and assessing general instruction programs such library workshops and boot camps
  • Creating and assessing CU 1000 online tutorials
  • Supporting LibGuides & the creation of other instructional tools
  • Coordinating instruction-related professional development
  • Providing regular communication with the Public Information Coordinator to publicize instruction initiatives
  • Providing regular updates on instruction programs to I&RS and LLT

Team Members

Anne – Team Lead

Works with the University Assessment Committee to ensure that library instruction is documented in Campus Labs (campus assessment software). Serves as an Ad Hoc member of the Library Curriculum Committee and the primary contact for the Office of Teaching Innovation and effectiveness to provide instruction support of librarians and library staff. Serves as the contact for library instruction for all library branches.

Lili Klar 

Provides leadership for freshmen and transfer orientations. Supports instruction initiatives by supervising student workers and interns. Coordinates all library swag and give aways.

Jessica Kohout-Tailor

Serves as a representative to Public Services Council in order to maintain the library FAQ as an instruction tool and provides updates at this meeting about instruction activities. Primary contact for other service points on campus who work with undergraduate students including the Writing Center, ASC, Bridge Students, etc. Coordinates the ENGL 1030 instruction programming.

Bob Freeman

Serves at the liaison for the libraries to the Graduate School, working with the GRAD 360 program, ICAR, Greenville ONE, and the University Center to ensure that general support (not subject support) is provided for these students. Additionally supports online learning at the libraries by working with SpringShare and facilitating online workshops and tutorials.

Kelsey Scheaffer 

Serves as a contact for CCIT and GIS faculty and staff to provide technology support and instruction to all students, faculty and staff. Reports back to instruction team about activities.

Recent Updates

2017 CU 1000 Alumni Survey Reports

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
- After anonymizing and processing the survey responses, Diana Finkle reported the results to any Clemson Libraries members interested in attending. This year, the presentation was split into two sections (links to PDF of presentation slides): CU 1000 assessment data and survey results regarding general library awareness, usage, and impressions. Previous years’ reports are linked to […]

Instruction Team Minutes Now on StaffWeb

Monday, October 31st, 2016
- Starting with the October 27 meeting, Instruction Team meeting minutes will be posted within 24 (business) hours of approval by the team, generally within 2 business days of Instruction Team meetings. Thanks to WordPress, a running list of team minutes is available for you to bookmark.

CU1000 Reports Now Online

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
- In the spring of 2013, Clemson Libraries began an annual survey of students who had completed CU 1000 (formerly LIB 100) during the previous semester to gain feedback on our content within the course. After anonymizing and processing the responses, Diana Finkle reported the survey results to the Instruction Team. The survey has been conducted […]