ERIC Number: ED381159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Library Instruction--LSC 524. Fall, 1993.
Gilton, Donna L.
This document presents the syllabus for Library Instruction at the University of Rhode Island. The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of bibliographic instruction and concentrates in the following areas: the history, philosophy, and structure of library education; cognitive aspects of library instruction; forms of library instruction including tours, orientation, course-related instruction, informal instruction, credit courses, and point of use instruction; presentation techniques and the use of print, AV, and computer media to do library instruction; library instruction to a diverse public; library instruction to co-workers, support staff, administrators, teachers, instructors, teaching faculty, and others in the work environment; administration, coordination, and evaluation of library instruction; and coordination of library instruction among different types of libraries. The relevance of the course to other courses and to library science is noted, and a list of the required texts on reserve is provided. The assignments during the semester are: (1) coordination of an orientation or tour; (2) lecturing on a specific subject; (3) designing a poster or sheet that explains how a library source or system works; (4) writing a term project/final examination which consists of a selection of one of the following projects: a library orientation audio or video tape, workbook, annotated bibliography, tracer bullet (mini-bibliographies), syllabus for a full-credit college course, curriculum for bibliographic instruction in a school media center, or a proposal for a bibliographic instruction program in a public school or academic library; and (5) class participation. Assignments are broken down into percentages of the total grade. A course outline presents weekly topics, required readings, and recommended readings. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Graduate Library School.