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Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO): Resources

Guide to provide a forum to learn and share ideas about the various aspects of library reference, instruction, and outreach.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

University at Albany Faculty Instruction Session Request Form with Framework Elements:

University at Albany Information Literacy Tutorials:

Wiki Education Program:

Metaliteracy Badging Content:

Skidmore College's version of the Framework and Rubric:

Reference Desk Statistics

Outreach and Marketing

Skidmore Marketing Examples

Here's the Programming Librarian Interest Group Facebook page.

UHLS, SALS, and MVLS/SCPL also recently began an "adult program swap" to share ideas across all three public library systems, and the archive of programs is here:


Flyers from College of Saint Rose:

Screencasting Tools

  • CamStudio: Free screencasting software to download. Full featured.
  • Camtasia Studio: Screencasting software to purchase ($299 in March 2010). Full featured (rivals Captivate). Allows editing, adding bubbles, etc.
  • Captivate: Screencasting software to purchase ($249 as of March 2010). Full featured (rivals Camtasia).
  • Capture Fox: Free screencasting tool that integrates with Firefox browser. No file hosting.
  • Jing: Free screencasting software to download. Offers hosting at
  • Lesson Plans, Assignments and Activities


    Form Lauren Puzier...

    Here is the link to the Canva LibGuide I made:

    If anyone has questions about Canva or would like to bounce some ideas back and forth, please get in touch! My email is

    ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

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