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Fundamentals of library instruction / Monty L. McAdoo.

McAdoo, Monty L.(Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

ALA fundamentals series.
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM Z711.2 .M33 2012 (Text) 00000105415996 General book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780838911419
  • ISBN: 0838911412
  • Physical Description: x, 112 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Historical overview of library instruction -- Who teaches? -- How students learn -- Predelivery considerations -- What to teach -- Where instruction takes place -- It's about time -- Characteristics of effective instructors -- Characteristics of effective instruction -- Assessment -- Challenges to instruction.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Library orientation
Library orientation for college students.

Series Information

ALA fundamentals series.

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