Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466642424
  • ISBN-13: 9781466642423
  • DDC: 025.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 355 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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As classrooms and universities strive to adapt their instructional methods to an ever progressing technological age, it is imperative that academic libraries also revisit the ways in which reference and instruction services are organized and implemented.Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions not only advocates for a more intentional integration of reference and instructional services, but it also provides organizational background, staff objectives, and various successes and challenges that have already been experienced by real institutions. This publication is an important reference source for librarians, practitioners, and university leaders who wish to maximize the current utilize of their resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Titles in this Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Background in Reference and Instruction.
2: Reference: A Short History.
3: Reference in the 21st Century.
4: A Short History of Instruction in the Use of Libraries.
5: Library Instruction in the 21st Century.
6: Services in Academic Libraries.
7: BGSU - Firelands College.
8: University of South Florida.
9: William Paterson University of New Jersey.
10: University of South Carolina Aiken.
11: Utah State University.
12: California State University, East Bay.
13: Indiana University South Bend.
14: Conclusion.
15: Reference and Instruction Services as an Integrated Approach.
Appendix 1: Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report.
Appendix 2: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
Appendix 3: Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians.
Appendix 4: Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Providers.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.