Information Basics for College Students, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 159884959X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598849592
  • DDC: 028.7071
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 148 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Information Basics For College Students provides critical information and knowledge relevant to library instructors -- both for those just starting out in the field as well as experienced and seasoned pros -- all in a single volume. It approaches topics directly relevant to instruction, such as preparation, assessment, teaching techniques, and communication with academic faculty. It also provides invaluable guidance for new instructors in developing personal processes by which they can continue learning, such as strategies for evaluating new classroom technologies and recommended national organizations for library instructors. The book also details the various roles that library instructors can play in campus planning and governance -- activities that can be instrumental to career growth and advancement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What First-Year College Students Really Know.
2: Information Literacy Skills.
3: Technology in the Library Instruction Classroom.
4: Assessing Needs and Learning.
5: Assessing Your Students' Knowledge and Needs Prior to Class.
6: Assessing Learning During and After Instruction.
7: Planning Your Instruction.
8: Teaching, and What Happens Before and After.
9: Special Student Populations.
10: Nontraditional and Economically Disadvantaged Students and Developmental Readers.
11: Students With Special Linguistic Needs.
12: The Library and the Campus Community.
13: Collaborating with Academic Faculty.
14: Librarians' Roles within the University.
15: Continuing to Build Your Instruction Skills.
16: Keeping Current with Innovations and Methods.
17: Performing Original Research.
18: Sharing Your Knowledge with Others.
Appendix A: Goals for New Teachers.
Appendix B: Sample Classroom Assignments.
About the Author.