About the Library Instruction Case Wiki

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Mission

The purpose of the Library Instruction Case Wiki (LICW) is to promote and facilitate the application of case method teaching in library and information literacy instruction.

Teaching with cases is widespread in legal, business, and medical fields, and has been shown to increase both learning and enthusiasm in students. Case teaching is a problem-based approach to active learning, concepts that are increasing prominent in the library field. (See the Annotated Bibliography for further reading.)

Although case teaching is more effective, it also requires more preparation on the part of the instructor. By making cases we have developed for instruction available on this site we hope more librarians will be encouraged to experiment with the case method. We also hope to encourage discussion and research on the topic of case teaching.

What is Case-Based Library Instruction?

How You Can Become Involved

We encourage you to take and use the case studies available on this site in your own library instruction efforts. Feel free to adapt them to your needs and to the resources available to you, and to share them with others (see terms of use).

We also hope that you will develop your own case studies and choose to post them here so that others can benefit from your work. Learn How to Contribute Cases. Note that we retain full editorial authority for ourselves.

Whether or not you contribute your own cases, we want to hear from you. Email your stories, or make comments using the discussion tab at the top of every page on this site.