Teaching and Instruction

Digital literacy and community engagement are two areas of focus that help inform my teaching and instruction methods. I have taught a wide variety of learners and see instruction as a critical part of my librarian identity. This page allows you to explore my previous and current teaching experiences, along with learning more about my teaching philosophy. 

Graduate School Instruction

During graduate school, my primary learners were elementary students learning about digital literacy. In that time, I helped design two different summer literacy programs serving two unique populations of learners. I also worked with undergraduates and taught some instruction sessions in university residence halls.


Professional Instruction

As the Reference and Instruction Librarian in the Penn State Knowledge Commons, I have the opportunity to lead instruction sessions to undergraduates primarily in their first year of college. These instruction sessions are done in collaboration with the professor and I try to infuse them with a little "Hailley flair."

As I am still a newbie, I currently have no professional instruction to display. Updates will be made in September 2016. Thanks for your patience.


Teaching Philosophy


As I start my professional instruction experience, I feel it's important to have a written statement on how I think and approach teaching. Updates will be made in September 2016. Thanks for your patience.