Information Literacy Instruction That Works : A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population

Information Literacy Instruction That Works : A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population

by Patrick Ragains
     
 

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Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library's mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded edition, over twenty library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today's unique users.

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Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library's mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded edition, over twenty library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today's unique users.

Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. You will also find proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including:
English Literature
Art and Art History
Film Studies
History
Psychology
Science
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Hospitality
International Marketing
Music
Anthropology
Engineering
Three additional chapters guide instructors through teaching legal, government information, and patent searching. Each chapter covers instructional design, lesson planning, library/faculty collaborations, marketing programs, assessment. Also included are sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A must-have for every college information literacy librarian, this resource is chock-full of practical, timely, detailed information related to library instruction. Editor Ragains affirms in his preface, "It was my hope that this text would provide my busy colleagues with a starting point to springboard new ideas, help develop fresh lessons, or refine existing teaching plans." Ragains and a team of 18 college information literacy librarians from around the country expertly share teaching strategies customized to specialized student audiences (freshmen, individuals with special needs, distance learners, and those attending community college); provide detailed methods and bibliographic information for nine specific academic disciplines (English literature, art and art history, film studies, history, etc.); and offer insights for teaching special topics (legal research, government information, and patents). The companion CD features lesson plans, handouts, sample publicity, presentations, and other resources. The text is well organized, easy to read, and painstakingly thorough. This is sure to be a favorite among the information literacy field. Recommended for both novice and veteran librarians. Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555708603
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
1,161,328
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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