ERIC Number: ED534854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Fundamentals of Library Instruction
McAdoo, Monty L.
Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, veteran instruction services librarian McAdoo lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction; and (4) Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library's learning opportunities. With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, McAdoo's book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Information Needs, Information Literacy, Librarians, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Access to Information, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: American Library Association