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Author McAdoo, Monty L.
Title Fundamentals of library instruction / Monty L. McAdoo.
Imprint Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  Z711.2 M33 2012    AVAILABLE


Call # Z711.2 M33 2012
Phys. Description x, 112 pages ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series ALA fundamentals series
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical overview of library instruction -- Who teaches? -- How students learn -- Predelivery considerations -- What to teach -- Where instruction takes place -- It's about time -- Characteristics of effective instructors -- Characteristics of effective instruction -- Assessment -- Challenges to instruction.
Summary Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, the author, a veteran instruction services librarian lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: 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; 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; Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction; Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library's learning opportunities. With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, this book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.
Subject Library orientation.
Library orientation for college students.
Alt Title Library instruction
ISBN 9780838911419