ERIC Number: EJ896022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Being like Both: Library Instruction Methods that Outshine the One-Shot
Bean, Teresa M.; Thomas, Sabrina N.
Public Services Quarterly, v6 n2-3 p237-249 2010
Marshall University librarians' efforts to improve library instruction are explored. A history of the libraries' Digital Learning Team (DLT) and its developmental phases is provided, as well as interpretations of evaluative data collected from embedded students. Data from the iSkills assessment of student information literacy skills are considered. The results suggest that library instruction best facilitates student learning when it aligns with specific research goals, utilizes a variety of learning styles, and allows time for practice and assessment. Student feedback suggests the need for additional instruction on citation and emphasis on increasing students' confidence in their research skills.
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Outreach Programs, College Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia