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In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology, libraries must find ways to harness this tool to stay relevant to the communities they serve. For example, Briggs Library offers onsite training as well as online tutorials to reach all types of users. The purpose of my literature review and research was to identify the best practices for online. This was achieved by locating academic sources that described how other university libraries created effective online tutorials. I came to the conclusion that effective online tutorials meet diverse student learning needs by using similar teaching strategies. Furthermore, the various universities made successful tutorials by catering to different learning styles present in their communities. My recommendation to Briggs Library for creating effective and relevant tutorials was to survey the students’ learning preferences and consider applying multimedia teaching strategies.

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Instructional films; Internet videos; Library orientation for college students; Information services--User education


Instructional Media Design | Library and Information Science

Best Practices for Online Tutorials in Academic Libraries