ERIC Number: ED306960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Course Integrated Library Instruction. ERIC Digest.
More librarians are finding ways to integrate library instruction into existing courses in a manner that makes library resources and the methodology for finding them an essential and basic component of the courses. Course-integrated instruction requires close cooperation between the librarian and the instructor and subject expertise on the part of the librarian. Such cooperation normally grows out of course-related instruction. Whatever the assignment given, its goal should be to introduce students to a wide span of library resources and to make them comfortable in using these sources. Course-integrated instruction permits library research at a deeper level which allows for a more cognitive approach to research methodology. However, this type of library instruction is also time consuming for the librarian involved in the instruction, who may have to meet with the instructor several times and grade the library assignment. Nevertheless, as libraries continue to grow and become more complex, the demands for such instruction will increase, and academic librarians must be prepared to meet them. (9 references) (EW)
Descriptors: Assignments, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Libraries, College Students, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Higher Education, Library Skills
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
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