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Jul 23

Fundamentals of Library Instruction (2012)

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM by Brian Herder


Fundamentals of Library Instruction

Fundamentals of Library Instruction (2012)

Monty L. McAdoo

Item Number: 978-0-8389-1141-9

Publisher: ALA Editions


Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, veteran instruction services librarian McAdoo lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he

  • Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent research in learning theory to help the instructor choose the most effective strategies for any situation
  • Shows readers how to assess the information needs of a given audience, how to develop a curriculum for teaching information literacy, and how to fit an appropriate amount of content into the allotted time
  • Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction
  • Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library’s learning opportunities

With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, McAdoo’s book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.