Creating Interactive Online Instruction: The McGoogan Library Experience

Teresa L. Hartman, Alissa V. Fial

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Online instruction is a hot topic at academic medical centers. Seizing the opportunity to join the online movement at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the McGoogan Library created an open access course made up of six learning modules. The modules addressed three issues: 1) supplementing one-shot library instruction, 2) offering opportunity for instruction when a librarian is not embedded in a course, and 3) showcasing the library as an online instruction supporter. This article discusses the planning process, technology used, how the modules were received, and how this initial project increased McGoogan Library's involvement in the UNMC online movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-417
Number of pages11
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2015


  • Academic health sciences libraries
  • online instruction
  • open access courses
  • role of librarians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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