Ever had to do a 50-minute instruction session? It presents more than a few challenges. Academic librarians have written about it , and come up with some pretty good ideas for making the most of their 50 minutes with students. Here is a blog post from a faculty member who just got shifted from T/Th 90-minute classes to M-W-F- 50-minute classes. He’s acknowledging that it can be detrimental to effective learning – and he’s got the students three times a week. Try meeting them one time for 50 minutes in the course of a semester. It ain’t easy.