A lot of attention has been drawn towards the fact that today’s students aren’t big fans of reading through pages and pages of instructions to learn how to do something – they’re more visual learners. Instead, the younger generation would rather watch a video than sit through a lecture (I’m not sure that’s a shocker). It also does makes sense given the Millennials’ penchant of creating their own content, mainly digital, and putting it on Flickr, Facebook, or Youtube.
Well, we’ve taken notice of this trend and responded to the call. In addition to the traditional guides on how to use the Library resources for research, we have begun to create online tutorials – short ‘movies’ if you will – demonstrating basic functions of databases. Now you have the ability to sit back and relax while the videos take you through searching and finding information. Although we don’t have tutorials for every resource right now, we will continue to add more in the future.