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Sloane, Mary Ellen; Quintel, Denise FitzGerald; Groves, Christy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Many academic librarians are revising their instructional practice to integrate ACRL's "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." The authors collaborated with science faculty to develop and pilot lesson plans with learning goals derived from the "Framework." We implemented the lesson plans in both…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Partnerships in Education, Lesson Plans
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Masuchika, Glenn Norio; Boldt, Gail – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Librarians who teach one-shot library instruction classes (one-time, one- to three-hour classes to students who are assumed to be novice researchers) are often torn between two pedagogic approaches: a "critical mass" pedagogy emphasizing a minimum amount of databases that must be introduced with little time for student searching, and a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Novices, Learning Theories, Library Instruction
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Carlson, Kathleen – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This paper takes a look at how one academic health sciences librarian brought mediated literature searching to the distance RN to BSN nursing students. It takes a look at why Adobe Connect was the webinar software that was selected to deliver online instruction to the students. The article explains how students participated in a pre-class survey…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Sciences
Smith, Susan Sharpless – ALA Editions, 2010
Expanding on the popular, practical how-to guide for public, academic, school, and special libraries, technology expert Susan Sharpless Smith offers library instructors the confidence to take Web-based instruction into their own hands. Smith has thoroughly updated "Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries" to include new tools and trends,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Special Libraries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Whitehurst, Angela P. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2010
The need for information literacy continues to increase as colleges and universities begin to globalize their curricula and include global readiness in institutional missions. This article reports pretest and posttest data collected during a librarian-faculty collaboration to determine the effect of information literacy instruction on students…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Library Instruction, Library Role
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Goss, Harold, Jr. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
The expectations placed on library instruction programs by the Association of College and Research Libraries are high. Many universities also include information literacy competencies as learning objectives to be assessed at the institutional level. With those standards in mind, it is becoming increasingly difficult to adequately educate students…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Research Libraries, Information Literacy
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Bean, Teresa M.; Thomas, Sabrina N. – Public Services Quarterly, 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…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Academic Libraries
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Warner, Signia; Templeton, Lolly – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
This article focuses on a course-embedded guided inquiry project initiated by a senior librarian and an education professor to promote an understanding of how the brain functions and to experiment with brain-targeted teaching techniques. Information literacy instruction (ILI) takes place in the electronic classroom in the Educational Resources…
Descriptors: Librarians, Outreach Programs, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Holler, Carissa M. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2009
The library literature contains many discussions on problem-based learning as a means of engaging students in instruction and promoting information literacy. A related but relatively unexplored opportunity is available through client-based projects. Using examples from the business education literature, library literature, and the author's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods