Building an Information Literacy Micro-Course in Six Weeks

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ACRL Online Course
June 3-July 12, 2024

This beginner/intermediate level asynchronous course will provide participants with a step-by-step guide on the process of planning and implementing their own information literacy micro-course in only six weeks. At the end of the course, participants will have identified their information literacy learning outcome for their micro-course, scripted, storyboarded, filmed and edited their micro-course video, created an accompanying learning activity, and identified their means of sharing their course with stakeholders. The weeks will be broken down as follows: 

Week 1) Introduction to Micro-Learning: Inventory and Needs Assessment
Week 2) Lesson Planning
Week 3) Pre-Production
Week 4) Production
Week 5) Course Staging
Week 6) Countdown to Launch

Each week will include a video, readings, and mini assessment to model micro-learning, and one optional discussion so participants can share their progress on their micro-course and provide tips, inspiration, and motivation. Filming, editing, and instruction experience are not required, though minimal knowledge or exposure could prove beneficial. Supplementary resources and tips will be provided throughout the course to develop these skills as needed. The course is asynchronous, so participants can choose to use the six-week model as a guide, or work through the course at their own pace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners will identify existing instructional content or brainstorm opportunities at their institutions that can be rapidly converted into micro-courses
  • Learners will identify the resources available to them for micro-course development.
  • Learners will apply the steps of micro-course development to their own rapid micro-course implementation.

Target Audience

Academic Librarians, Instruction Librarians, Instructional Design Librarians, Instructional Designers


Lorin Flores, Instructional Services Librarian, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Patricia L. Hernandez, Student Success Librarian, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Emily Murphy, I-Know Instructional Design Librarian, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Tech Requirements

The course will be offered in the ALA LMS; a computer with Internet connection is required. Your participation will require approximately 3-5 hours per week of asynchronous activities to:  

  • Read the online course materials
  • Post to online discussion boards 
  • Complete online exercises and/or final assignment

Participants who complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

Contact Margot Conahan at with questions or requests for special assistance or accommodations.