An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries
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Elizabeth Connor, MLS, AHIP, is Associate Professor of Library Science and Science Liaison at the Daniel Library of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Since earning her MLS at the State University College at Geneseo in 1978, Ms. Connor has worked as a community college librarian, medical librarian at teaching hospitals and medical schools in three states (Maryland, Connecticut, and South Carolina), and two foreign countries (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Commonwealth of Dominica), and is employed as an academic librarian at the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), serves as the book review editor of Medical Reference Services Quarterly, and co-edits Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Research interests relate to how scientists develop habits of mind and how case studies can be used to engage and sustain science learning, especially in undergraduates. Recent publications include A Guide to Developing End User Education Programs in Medical Libraries; Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations; An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries; and Evidence-Based Librarianship: Case Studies and Active Learning Exercises.
More than ever before, librarians are being called upon to contribute considerable energy, knowledge, and leadership to fostering the academic success of students through information literacy. Unique in its expansive breadth and in-depth approach, An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries explores the latest methods and ideas for planning, delivering, and evaluating effective instructional sessions.
Providing librarians with informative, real-world case studies culled from over three dozen prominent librarian-instructors from across the US and Canada, An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries comprehensively covers the topics of experiential learning, hybrid models of library instruction, interdisciplinary inquiry through collaboration, introducing primary documents to undergrads, using case studies in credit-bearing library courses, teaching information literacy to ESL students, information literature for the non-traditional student, preparing an advanced curriculum for graduate students, librarians in the online classroom, and teaching distance education students. An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries features numerous planning documents, survey instruments, handouts, active learning exercises, and extensive references which make it an ideal resource for educators and librarians everywhere.
Taylor and Francis
; October 2008
294 pages; ISBN 9781135695040Read online
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Title: An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries
Author: Elizabeth Connor
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'If you are looking for detailed, practical examples of proven activities to use in your academic library instructional services program, then this is the text to consult. A resource the instructional services librarian should not be without.'-- Lorna Peterson, SUNY Buffalo, USA
'These case studies and narratives provide new ideas and a strong foundation for successful library instruction. Librarians seeking to broaden or just liven up their instruction repertoire would benefit from this superb collection.'--Helene E. Gold, Eckerd College, USA
'All librarians who administer or provide instructional services in academic settings will find something of value here.'--Mark A. Spasser, Palmetto Health Richland, USA