ERIC Number: ED412900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Navigating the Universe of the Web Information in the Multimedia Classroom.
Edwards, Doralyn H.
While most librarians are aware of the increasing amount of electronic resources available in and from libraries, they may not realize how much World Wide Web information is being used in higher education classrooms. Making a web page with links to related sites for use in class and instructing students on finding Web information can be a daunting task for many faculty members and teachers. Librarians are filling a new role in the classroom by providing assistance in searching the Web for class resources, and teaching Internet searching techniques. This paper focuses on librarians' experiences in a new experimental multimedia classroom at Rice University (Texas). It details the role one librarian has had in re-examining the traditional roles of a librarian and how those can be applied to working with faculty using the World Wide Web in a multimedia classroom environment. The paper discusses selecting web resources and teaching web searching techniques for a Physics and Astronomy class. It covers how librarians can manage the collaboration process with faculty, searching the Internet for resources, evaluating resources, organizing web pages, and teaching Internet searching to students and faculty. (SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Faculty, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Internet, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Multimedia Instruction, Online Searching, Reference Services, Search Strategies, Students, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
Electronic version: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/universe/edwards.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at "The Universe at Your Fingertips: Continuing Web Education." Conference Sponsored by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Friends of the UCSB Library, and the Black Gold Cooperative Library System Reference Committee (Santa Barbara, CA, April 25, 1997). For papers from the proceedings of this conference, downloaded and printed out from the UCSB Web site, see IR 018 545-561.