Amy James Publishes Groundbreaking Insights on the Development of Learning Objectives

July 6, 2021

Amy James, Baylor Libraries Assistant Librarian and Director of Instruction and Information Literacy, published an article, “A Noteworthy Next Class: Making Learning Objectives Work for You," that was selected by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee to be included on the "List of Selected Resources" for this year.

“A Noteworthy Next Class: Making Learning Objectives Work for You" was published in Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) Volume 14, Issue 2 (2020). The article focuses on ways librarians can create effective and measurable learning objectives that help direct class content and keep a student-centered focus. The article utilizes the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as the guiding principle for librarians to develop learning outcomes that make sense for their individual communities.

James' inclusion on this exclusive list ensures that her work will shape the practices of academic librarians across the country.

The ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). Representing nearly 10,000 individuals and libraries, the ACRL develops programs, products, and services to support those working academic and research libraries to better lead within the academic community. The ACRL’s Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee supports librarians who teach in academic libraries, by tracking emerging teaching methods, research, and theory.

Each year, the Teaching Methods Committee encourages the professional development of librarians as educators, by disseminating information and compiling a list of selected resources. The resources include on this list are chosen for their innovative discussions on effective teaching methods, educational assessment tools or techniques, and library instructional design and technologies.

Amy’s article can be found on the Selected Resources list, along with an archive of previous lists on Zotero. See the lists at