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Fundamentals of library instruction

Author: Monty L McAdoo
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.
Series: ALA fundamentals series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monty L McAdoo
ISBN: 9780838911419 0838911412
OCLC Number: 755062676
Description: x, 112 pages ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: ALA fundamentals series.
Other Titles: Library instruction
Responsibility: Monty L. McAdoo.

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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.

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