Trudi Jacobson




I am the Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University Libraries. I oversee the UNL 205/206 courses, and teach UNL 205x. My research interests revolve around effective teaching methods, particularly for teaching information literacy; the use of active learning to enhance instruction; motivation techniques in the classroom; and evaluation of information resources.

My teaching techniques draw upon these research interests. My classrooms are highly interactive. Students play a very active role, and I ask them to take responsibility for their own learning. I use team-based learning (TBL), based on work by Larry Michaelsen, in all my courses. TBL provides a highly energizing effect on the classroom, as teams grapple with course material after students engage in individual preparation.

I am extremely honored to have won the 2009 Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, sponsored by the Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section.

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This course prepares learners to empower themselves through metaliteracy in a connected world. Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and self-reflection to consume, create, and share information with others. Participants will learn how to critically navigate, evaluate and produce information in open, online, and social media settings.

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