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Motivating students in information literacy classes
Jacobson (U. at Albany, SUNY) and Xu (Lafayette College, PA) are academic librarians who volunteered to create a one-credit course on information literacy that would be part of a board-mandated general education program at the Albany campus. First, they realized, they had to learn about motivating their students--many of whom might see such a course as an easy credit that wouldn't require much attention. The volume contains the techniques that proved themselves in the classroom. They include teaching behaviors, activities, assignments, exercises, and rubrics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Teaching information literacy : a conceptual approach
While incoming college freshmen may consider themselves information savvy because they are familiar with the hardware and software of information technologies--the Web, e-mail, and cell phones--they are often overly confident about their research skills. Gavin (instructional services, California State U. Library, Bakersfield) provides teaching librarians a concept-based approach to teaching students the information-seeking strategies and critical-thinking abilities needed to do effective research. Coverage includes preparing a research topic and thesis; constructing Boolean searches; and search strategies and content evaluation for three major research tools--online book catalogs, periodical databases, and Internet search engines. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Evidence-based librarianship : case studies and active learning exercises
Invaluable to practicing librarians, LIS students, and library science faculty alike, this book will guide you through the methods and best practices for applying practice-based evidence to users, direct observation, and research. Author Elizabeth Connor of the Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, includes several real life examples and active learning exercises, and guidance to help you assist researchers, design a curriculum, and more.