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Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Conference


Higher Education | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning | Service Learning


There is growing evidence that, when done well, High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) programs and activities have been shown to be beneficial in increasing rates of retention and engagement amongst students from many backgrounds. Therefore, it is no surprise that higher education institutions are developing activities firmly rooted in the philosophies of the HIPs. Examples of HIPs include common intellectual experiences, learning communities, and service learning. These practices are broad and depending on the institution, they can take on many different forms or activities. In order to encourage participation, these activities are often combined with one another and offered in a number of iterations across the student curricular and co-curricular experiences. Examples of HIP activities include the development of living-learning or academic residential communities in the residence halls, a common reading program requirement for all first-year students, week-long spring break service projects, and requiring seniors to write a thesis or develop a capstone project as a culminating experience. As campuses engage with these practices and develop these programs, how can libraries and librarians contribute to these campus initiatives, especially as it relates to awareness of library resources and services and/or information literacy? In this session, participants will learn about HIPs (what they are and how campuses are developing activities), see and contribute to examples of how libraries are currently participating in HIP activities, and collaboratively develop ideas for how they can employ HIPs into their libraries and their work as teacher-librarians. Participants will:

  • know about High-Impact Educational Practices
  • identify HIP initiatives related to information literacy topics on their campus
  • devise ideas for how they can employ HIPs into their own work as teacher-librarians

Intended audience: brand new to the topic, some experience with the topic.


This presentation is also available online at the conference website: