Title

Changing the tire instead of reinventing the wheel: Customizing an existing online information literacy tutorial

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

College & Undergraduate Libraries

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

73

Last Page

86

Abstract

Information literacy instruction has become a core responsibility of many academic librarian positions in recent years. Online information literacy tutorials have gained increasing popularity among librarians struggling to keep up with the growing demand for this type of instruction. The availability of high-quality, open source tutorials has prompted some librarians to customize existing tutorials rather than build their own resource from scratch. This article provides an overview and checklist for librarians who are considering customization of an existing online tutorial as a means of meeting student information literacy needs.