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Year Published: 2013
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Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition, featuring more than 75% new content, Ragains and 16 other library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today’s unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. Alongside sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms, Ragains and his contributors offer proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including
- English Literature
- Art and Art History
- Film Studies
- Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.Check out this book’s Web Extra and Facebook page now!
Praise for the previous edition"A must-have for every college information literacy librarian, this resource is chock-full of practical, timely, detailed information related to library instruction...This is sure to be a favorite among the information literacy field. Recommended for both novice and veteran librarians."
--Library Journal, Starred Review
"This useful text focuses on the collaborations of university librarians and faculty members...Highly recommended."
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations xi
Part I: Planning to Teach Information Literacy in Colleges and Universities 1
1. Setting the Stage for Information Literacy Education 3
Patrick Ragains and Mark Emmons
2. Building Strong Relationships with Faculty–Librarian Collaboration 23
Part II: Teaching Specific Student Groups and Other Audiences 33
3. College and University Freshmen 35
4. Community College Students 47
5. Students with Disabilities 65
Adina J. Mulliken and Bernadette A. Lear
6. Tailoring Instruction for Students in Online and Distance Learning
Amy Elizabeth Hughes
Part III: Teaching Information Literacy in Specific Disciplines 97
7. English Literature 99
Janelle M. Zauha
8. Art and Art History 125
9. Film Studies 145
10. Music 155
Laurie J. Sampsel
11. History 169
12. Psychology 183
13. Anthropology 201
Catherine L. Cranston
14. Scientific Literacy 217
15. Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 229
Allison V. Level
16. Engineering 245
Martin K. Wallace
17. Business 265
Part IV: Teaching Special Topics in Information Literacy 281
18. Legal Research for Nonlaw Students 283
19. Government Information 291
20. Patent Research 299
Suzanne L. Reinman
About the Editor
Patrick Ragains is Business and Government Information Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has published articles in American Libraries, Communications in Information Literacy, Journal of Government Information, Portal: Libraries and the Academy, and Research Strategies, two of which were recognized by ALA’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) as among the best 20 articles on library instruction published in 1995 and 2001. In 2008 the first edition of this book received the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award from the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Ragains is former chair of the ACRL Research Committee and is active in the ACRL Instruction Section.
library has the previous edition,
this is not just a surface level of
edition change, but rather one
that adds to the work and adds
meaningful contribution. This work is recommended for
information literacy librarians in
academic and public libraries."
— Catholic Library World