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ACRL promulgates standards and guidelines to help libraries, academic institutions, and accrediting agencies understand the components of an excellent library. These standards, guidelines, and model statements are reviewed and updated by the membership on a regular basis.
Written by two library leaders, it is a thorough, in-depth discussion of both the theory and practice of library instruction. Chapters cover the history and background of user education in libraries; the psychology of learning as applied to library teaching; conceptual models for teaching critical thinking; program management, planning, and politics (on and off-campus); assessment and evaluation; designing and developing print and electronic teaching materials; classroom management and teaching techniques; learning technology; visions for the future and much more. The CD includes tables describing various instructional modes, an interactive database to aid in selecting among them, handouts and more. (Product Description)
Whether teaching research skills to college freshman, Internet skills toseniors, or staff development sessions to employees, librarians arerepeatedly called on to deliver instruction in their library settings. Manylibrarians have never learned the basics of instructional design, muchless how to effectively deliver information in a short time span, and theytypically only have a short period of time - one shot - to deliverinformation. Now librarian and instructional design expert Jerilyn Veldofdemystifies the process for her library colleagues. From needsassessment through design and implementation to final evaluations, this practical guide takes librarians step by step through the workshopprocess
This work is a collection designed by instruction librarians to promote critical thinking and engaged learning. It provides teaching librarians detailed, ready-to-use, and easily adaptable lesson ideas to help students understand and be transformed by information literacy threshold concepts.