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Information literacy instruction that works : a guide to teaching by discipline and student population

Author: Patrick Ragains
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2006.
Series: Information literacy sourcebooks, no. 3.
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Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library's mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? Here, over twenty library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today's unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Ragains
ISBN: 1555705731 9781555705732
OCLC Number: 68416622
Description: xx, 329 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Figures --
Instructional resources on the CD-ROM --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Part 1. Planning to teach information literacy in colleges and universities. 1. Setting the stage for information literacy education / Patrick Ragains, assisted by Tina Adams, Duncan Aldrich, R. Sean Evans, Peggy Keeran, Joel D. Kitchens, Nonny Schlotzhauer, and Cory Tucker --
Introduction --
What is information literacy? --
College and university students' need for information literacy skills --
Building relationships with faculty --
Preparation --
Methods of instruction --
Assessment --
Conclusion ---
2. Building strong relationships with faculty-librarian collaboration / Jean S. Caspers --
Introduction --
What is collaboration? --
Why collaborative teaching? --
Moving from parallel to cooperative and collaborative interaction --
Persuading the reluctant professor --
Analyzing the scenarios --
Summing up : strategies for successful collaboration --
Conclusion ----
Part 2. Teaching information literacy to individual audiences. 3. Tailoring instruction for college and university freshman / Mark Emmons --
Introduction --
The context for information literacy in higher education --
Instructional design --
What to teach --
Evaluation of library and information literacy instruction --
Conclusion ---
4. Tailoring instruction for community college students / Ann Roselle --
Introduction --
Student characteristics --
Faculty characteristics --
Librarian-instructor collaboration --
INtegrating information literacy --
Information literacy programs --
Assessment of student learning --
The future of information literacy in community colleges --
Conclusion --
Notes ---
5. Tailoring instruction for students with disabilities / Alexander Gyamfi --
Introduction --
Defining disability --
Types of disabilities --
Legislation --
Accommodation for students with disabilities --
Instructional delivery in an information literacy classroom --
How the instructor can facilitate learning --
Instructional approaches in an information literacy classroom --
Student learning : using adaptive/assistive computer technology --
Information literacy instruction for students with disabilities : emerging trends --
Conclusion ---
6. Tailoring instruction for students in distance learning environments / Tina Adams and R. Sean Evans --
Introduction --
Needs assessment and student information --
Literature review --
Preparation --
What and how to teach remote students --
Improving library services to remote users --
Conclusion. Part 3. Teaching information literacy in specific disciplines. 7. English literature / Janelle M. Zauha --
Introduction --
Working with your English Department --
What to teach --
Anticipated trends and developments ---
8. Art and art history / Peggy Keeran --
Introduction --
Institutional setting : University of Denver --
Research needs of the artist and art historian --
Literature review --
Instruction --
Marketing library instruction --
Conclusion --
Selected key sources ---
9. Film studies / Neal Baker --
Introduction --
Establishing shot : becoming familiar with film studies --
Audience analysis : identify your users --
Key props --
Plot complication : how students typically find cinema-related information --
Action sequence : what to teach --
Behind the scenes --
Preview : the future of film studies and information literacy ---
10. History / Joel D. Kitchens --
Introduction --
Changes in the discipline of history --
Historians' information needs --
What to teach --
Follow through : what to do after an instruction session --
Conclusion : Lessons for a lifetime ---
11. Psychology / Nonny Schlotzhauer --
Introduction --
The diverse field of psychology --
Scholarly information process in psychology --
Review of the literature --
The University of Denver experience --
What to teach --
Selected resources for psychology --
Bibliography --
12. Science / Gregg Sapp --
Introduction --
The importance of science in modern society --
Science information literacy --
How to follow science through society : a course at the University at Albany, SUNY --
Possible future directions ---
Appendix : Syllabus for information literacy and the sciences ---
13. Agricultural sciences and natural resources / Allison V. Level --
Introduction --
Forms of communication and the scholarly information process --
Lesson planning and preparation --
What to teach --
Best resources for agriculture and natural resources --
Integrating resources for an information ecology --
Trends and technologies for future instruction in agriculture and natural resources --
Conclusion ---
14. Hospitality and gaming / Cory Tucker --
Introduction --
Literature review --
Getting information to faculty and students : the basics --
Lesson planning and preparation --
Best resources --
Library of Congress subject headings --
What to teach --
Emerging trends and technologies --
Conclusion ---
15. International marketing paired with web delivery / Patrick Ragains --
Introduction --
Literature review --
Instructional goals reflected in course assignments --
Information pertinent to international marketing --
Planning your presentation and preparing the Web interface --
What to teach --
Follow-up : what to do after the session --
Trends and technologies for future instruction in international marketing --
Assessment --
Conclusion ---
Part 4. Teaching special topics in information literacy. 16. Legal research for non-law students / Duncan Aldrich --
Introduction --
Types of legal research --
Preliminaries to instruction --
Laws and statutes : basics --
Legislative histories --
Administrative regulations --
Court cases and case law --
Conclusion ---
17. Government information research / Susie A. Skarl --
Introduction --
The scope of government information --
Training library staff --
Liaison activities with subject specialists --
Collaborating with subject specialists in instruction activities --
Faculty and graduate seminars and brown bag lunch discussions --
Working with teaching faculty --
What to teach --
Assessment --
Emerging trends for government information instruction --
Conclusion ---
18. Patent research / Brian B. Carpenter --
Introduction --
What are patents? --
Using the USPTO's seven-step strategy --
Cassis®: a good offline patent database of search resource --
Chemical Patents : a web-based teaching aid --
Assisting historical researchers --
Practical aspects of assisting inventors and other patent researchers --
Emerging trends --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Information literacy sourcebooks, no. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Ragains.
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