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Brannon, Brittany – Public Services Quarterly, 2017
Brittany Brannon is an MLIS candidate in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. In this essay, she makes an argument for incorporating a rhetorical approach when assisting students with their information seeking and use. A rhetorical approach focuses on how the student will use the information they seek, and thus…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Information Skills
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Sobel, Karen; Avery, Susan; Ferrer-Vinent, Ignacio J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2016
Academic libraries are one of the most important sources of "on the job" training for future library instructors. Librarians who supervise and assess these future library instructors (often in graduate assistant positions) often choose to provide observations and feedback each semester to these instructors in training. Scholarly…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Academic Libraries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Transue, Beth M. – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Connectivism is an emerging learning theory positing that knowledge comprises networked relationships and that learning comprises the ability to successfully navigate through these networks. Successful pedagogical strategies involve the instructor helping students to identify, navigate, and evaluate information from their learning networks. Many…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Library Instruction
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Margino, Megan – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
The Future Voices in Public Services column is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell of their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Science Education
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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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Riehle, Catherine Fraser – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Ability to evaluate information is a critical component of information literacy. This article provides strategies for engaging students in learning about information evaluation in the contexts of the scientific publication cycle and communication in the digital age. Also included are recent findings regarding undergraduate student research…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)
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Grotti, Margaret G.; Sobel, Karen – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Since the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) unveiled its WorldCat Local library catalog discovery layer in 2008, library instructors have debated how to incorporate this tool into their teaching. WorldCat Local's faceted searching brings both educational benefits and unexpected challenges to the classroom. Instructors frequently hold formal…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Library Instruction
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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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Shonrock, Diana D.; Crull, Sue R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Close collaboration between faculty and librarians yields a seamless blend of core subject information and information seeking/evaluation skills. This article examines how collaboration and the integration of information literacy skills into an undergraduate global housing unit affects the ability of students to locate and evaluate materials for a…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Housing, Information Seeking
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Brown-Sica, Margaret; Sobel, Karen; Pan, Denise – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
Three academic librarians from different departments at the Auraria Library--instruction, systems, and technical services--share a common methodology to teach students, academic faculty, and colleagues. These librarians use screencasting as an essential and creative technique to instruct all users. Patrons receive greater value when the authors…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Tutorial Programs
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Sinanan, Samantha – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
The Future Voices in Public Services column is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell us of their visions for the profession, or to tell us of research…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Instruction
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Kontos, Fotini; Henkel, Harold – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
This paper examines the Regent University Library's effort to reach online students by incorporating online library workshops using the Live Classroom software from Horizon Wimba. The paper explains the need for synchronous online library instruction which arose from the university's changing clientele and curriculum. It also analyzes participant…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Workshops, Library Instruction
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McMillen, Paula; Deitering, Anne-Marie – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
Since 2001, librarians at Oregon State University's Valley Library have been working to build a "teaching library" supported by a clearly articulated instruction program. From the start, we believed that we needed to assess the teaching library's impact, not only to determine the success or failure of our efforts but also to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail – Public Services Quarterly, 2007
Determining the best methods of assessment for a library instruction program in a large research university can be a challenging task. Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University Library has pilot-tested three methods of formative and summative assessment for its library instruction program--attitudinal, outcomes-based, and gap-measure--and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods
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