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Tutorials Best Practices Toolkit: Further Resources

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The information in this guide is still a work in progress as of Fall 2015. If you have any feedback you would like to share related to the content of this tutorial, please feel free to contact any member of the Tutorials Best Practices Working Group.

Further Resources

Appelt, K. M., & Pendell, K. (2010). Assess and invest: Faculty feedback on library tutorials. College & Research Libraries, 71(3), 245-253. Retreived from (link)

Baker, M. D., Noriega, C., Echtenkamp, K., Rose, E., & Richards, L. (2008). 24/7 Librarianship: How digital tutorials can provide learning opportunities outside the library. Nebraska Library Association Quarterly, 39(2), 13-15. (link)

Best Practices: University Libraries Video Tutorials & Learning Objects, October 5, 2012 - DRAFT (Penn State University Libraries). (link)

Blummer, B.A. & Kritskaya, O. (2009). Best practices for creating an online tutorial: A literature review. Journal of Web Librarianship 3, 199-216. (link)

Bottorff, T. & Todd, A. (2012). Making online instruction count: Statistical reporting of web-based library instruction activities. College and Research Libraries 73(1), 33-46. (link)

Bowles-Terry, M., Hensley, M.K., & Hinchliffe, L. (2010).  Best practices for online video tutorials in academic libraries.  Communication in Information Literacy 4(1), 17-28. (link)

Bury, S., & Oud, J. (2005). Usability testing of an online information literacy tutorial. Reference Services Review, 33(1), 54-65. doi:10.1108/00907320510581388 (link)

Ergood, A., Padron, K., & Rebar, L. (2012). Making library screencast tutorials: Factors and processes. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 17(2), 95-107. doi:10.1080/10875301.2012.725705 (link)

Foster, M., Wilson, H., Allensworth, N., & Sands, D. T. (2010). Marketing research guides: An online experiment with LibGuides. Journal of Library Administration, 50(5/6), 602-616. doi:10.1080/01930826.2010.488922 (link)

Guo, P.J., Kim, J., & Rubin, R.. 2014. How video production affects student engagement: An empirical study of MOOC videos. Proceedings of the first ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, 41-50. (link)

Hernon, P. & Dugan, R. (2002). An action plan for outcomes assessment in your library. Chicago: ALA. (link)

Hess, A.K.N. (2013).  Web tutorial workflows.  New Library World 115(3/4), 87-101. (link)

Kapoun, J. (2004). Assessing library instruction assessment activities. Library Philosophy and Practice 7(1, Fall).  http://://

Lindauer, B. G., Arp, L., & Woodard, B. S. (2004). The three arenas of information literacy assessment. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 44(2), 122-129. (link)

Mestre, L. S. (2010). Matching up learning styles with learning objects: What's effective? Journal of Library Administration, 50(7/8), 808-829. doi:10.1080/01930826.2010.488975 (link)

Mestre, L. (2012a).  Designing effective library tutorials: A guide for accommodating multiple learning styles. Oxford, UK : Chandos Publishing. (link)

Mestre, L. S. (2012b). Student preference for tutorial design: a usability study. Reference Services Review, 40(2), 258-276. doi:10.1108/00907321211228318 (link)

Murphy, S. A., & Black, E. L. (2013). Embedding guides where students learn: do design choices and librarian behavior make a difference? Journal of Academic Librarianship, 39(6), 528-534. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2013.06.007 (link)

Oakleaf, M. (2009). The information literacy instruction assessment cycle: A guide for increasing student learning and improving librarian instructional skills. Journal of Documentation 65(4), pp. 539-560. (link)

Oud, J. (2011). Improving screencast accessibility for people with disabilities: Guidelines and techniques. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 16(3), 129-144. doi:10.1080/10875301.2011.602304 (link)     

Presentation Tutorials & Guidelines: General Production Best Practices (University of Texas at Austin, Center for Teaching & Learning). (link)

Smith, S.S. (2010). Web-based instruction, 3rd ed. Chicago: ALA. (link)

Swoger, B.J.M. (2011).  Closing the assessment loop using pre- and post-assessment. Reference Services Review 39(2), pp. 244-259. (link)

Tancheva, K. (2003).  Online tutorials for library instruction: An ongoing project under constant revision. ACRL 11th National Conference, April 10-13, 2003.  Charlotte, N.C. (link)

Thornton, D. E., & Kaya, E. (2013). All the world wide web's a stage: Improving students' information skills with dramatic video tutorials. Aslib Proceedings, 65(1), 73-87. doi:10.1108/00012531311297195 (link)

Video Best Practices (UNC Charlotte, The Center for Teaching and Learning). (link)

West, Brandon and Emily Thompson. Designing Resilient Video Tutorials: Resources: Pictures. (link)

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