Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the School Library Media Center

Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the School Library Media Center

by Nancy Pickering Thomas, Paula Kay Montgomery, Paula Kay Montgomery
     
 

Bringing together material from doctoral dissertations, academic and professional journals, and other writings of scholars and practitioners, Thomas presents us with an excellent review of the literature on information skills instruction and a meta-analysis of the research done in bibliographic instruction, literacy skills instruction, and learning styles. Current

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Bringing together material from doctoral dissertations, academic and professional journals, and other writings of scholars and practitioners, Thomas presents us with an excellent review of the literature on information skills instruction and a meta-analysis of the research done in bibliographic instruction, literacy skills instruction, and learning styles. Current trends, issues, and themes in the information skills curriculum are discussed along with applications of the research. Designed to be used in information skills instruction classes for school media specialists, this valuable text will also be a useful training tool for academic librarians conducting bibliographic instruction in school libraries. It is an essential professional resource for school media specialists.

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School Library Journal
Access to and utilization of information has changed dramatically in recent years, directly impacting the role of library media specialists. Teachers are incorporating information skills into lessons and working closely with media specialists to provide activities that educate and challenge students on many levels. In response to this development, this intensive guide provides background in methods of instruction and delves into the research being done in the field of information-skills acquisition. First examining the historical role of library instruction, Thomas then describes a variety of approaches. A whole chapter is devoted to Kuhlthau's Information Search Process. The remaining chapters focus on individual learning styles, the impact of technology, and the role of today's library media centers. Well researched and logically organized, this is nevertheless an intimidating package that takes some effort to digest. School media specialists seeking to improve their academic understanding of the subject or desiring to support the need for increased instructional skills will benefit from this impressive resource and its extensive references.-Susan McCaffrey, Haslett High School, MI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Booknews
Focusing on four models for process- rather than form-oriented information skills instruction in the computer age, Thomas (library and information science, Emporia State U., Emporia, Kansas) offers a meta-analysis of research and trends for school media specialists, academic librarians, and teachers in the context of the traditional library service mission. Well-referenced, naturally. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563086038
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
06/15/1999
Series:
Library and Information Problem-Solving Skills Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.53(d)

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