Librarians have long looked for a single, comprehensive text to provide a solid introduction to the art and craft of instruction. With this book, now they have it.
Information Basics for College Students provides critical information and knowledge relevant to library instructorsboth for those just starting out in the field as well as experienced and seasoned prosall in a single volume. It approaches topics directly relevant to instruction, such as preparation, assessment, teaching techniques, and communication with academic faculty. It also provides invaluable guidance for new instructors in developing personal processes by which they can continue learning, such as strategies for evaluating new classroom technologies and recommended national organizations for library instructors. The book also details the various roles that library instructors can play in campus planning and governanceactivities that can be instrumental to career growth and advancement.
Information Basics for College Students is essential reading for academic library instructors as well as those who are training to provide academic library instruction. Academic faculty and teachers interested in development of research skills at the college level will also benefit from selected sections of this book.
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About the Author
Karen Sobel, MLS, serves as a research and instruction librarian at the University of Colorado Denver.
Table of Contents
Section I What First-Year College Students Really Know 1
1 Information Literacy Skills 3
2 Technology in the Library Instruction Classroom 15
Section II Assessing Needs and Learning 27
3 Assessing Your Students' Knowledge and Needs Prior to Class 29
4 Assessing Learning During and After Instruction 41
Section III Planning Your Instruction 51
5 Teaching, and What Happens Before and After 53
Section IV Special Student Populations 67
6 Nontraditional and Economically Disadvantaged Students and Developmental Readers 69
7 Students with Special Linguistic Needs 79
Section V The Library and the Campus Community 87
8 Collaborating with Academic Faculty 89
9 Librarians' Roles within the University 97
Section VI Continuing to Build Your Instruction Skills 105
10 Keeping Current with Innovations and Methods 107
11 Performing Original Research 115
12 Sharing Your Knowledge with Others 127
Appendix A Goals for New Teachers 137
Appendix B Sample Classroom Assignments 139