Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction
compelling information literacy instruction
|Subject||EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- Library Skills. -- bisacsh
Electronic information resource searching -- Study and teaching.
Information literacy -- Study and teaching.
Information retrieval -- Study and teaching.
Interns (Library science) -- United States -- Case studies.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General. -- bisacsh
Library orientation for college students -- United States.
The effectiveness of active-learning approaches to instruction is well documented. What is needed now are proven, practical applications. Written for every librarian or teacher looking for such new and creative teaching techniques, Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction fills the gap. Based on the author's own experiences, the book shares specific active-learning exercises created to make library instruction more engaging for a wide variety of audiences. Specifically, author Felicia A. Smith illustrates the process of creating "edu-tainment" activities designed to serve serious instructional goals in a manner that is both fun and effective. Her book provides detailed examples of innovative ways to engage students in mandatory library classes. Among other ideas, it explores the use of e-readers as learning tools and describes the planning and possibilities involved in creating classes in online worlds, such as Second Life. Of course, it also explains the evolution of Smith's Pirate Librarian, offering exercises that reinforced the "library material as buried treasure" theme.