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Fundamentals of Library Instruction (Ala Fundamentals)

by Monty L. McAdoo

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Offers a concise overview of major topics and concepts relevant to library instruction. Most useful for those with little previous teaching experience, or those who may be developing a library instruction program for the first time. ( )
  lincics | Jun 15, 2012 |
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Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, the author, a veteran instruction services librarian lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent research in learning theory to help the instructor choose the most effective strategies for any situation; Shows readers how to assess the information needs of a given audience, how to develop a curriculum for teaching information literacy, and how to fit an appropriate amount of content into the allotted time; Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction; Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library's learning opportunities. With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, this book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.… (more)

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