Poster Session

Flipping the Classroom When Teaching Information Literacy

Flipping the classroom reverses traditional instruction. There are three phases in the process. First, the students watch a short, up to 10 minutes video, presenting the new material. Then, the students are divided into groups and are challenged to teach back the same information from the video in much shorter time, up to 2 minutes. Finally, one or two groups of students are chosen to present their method of teaching the material to the class in the span of up to 2 minutes and they are filmed. The class watches the recorded presentation right after that for further analysis and if needed has a second take recording it.

The lesson plan for Information Literacy consists of three modules – how to search for print materials; how to search the library databases; and how to cite and quote the sources in the required citation style to avoid plagiarism.


Anelia Chatterjee
Essex County College

Professor Annie Chatterjee is the head librarian at West Essex Campus Library of Essex County College, New Jersey.  She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Rowan University. In addition to an MLIS from Pratt and a MAS from Fairleigh Dickinson, she holds a Certificate in Copyright Law from Harvard Law School and an Online Teaching Certificate from Pearson.  Prof. Chatterjee serves a two-year term on the Intellectual Freedom Committee of NJLA, she is a member of the Academic Foundation Advisory Council at Essex County College,  and the Virtual Academic Library Environment Members Council.  She actively participates in the process of transforming the library of the college into Information Commons, utilizing all possible usage of new, emerging technologies in the library environment.  She teaches College Success Seminar and Information Literacy. Prof. Chatterjee has worked in libraries in the corporate, public, consulate, school and national sectors prior to becoming an academic librarian.