Monty L .McAdoo has a bachelor's degree in psychology, an M.A. in student personnel services, a second master's degree in library science, and a D.Ed. degree in administration and leadership studies. He is the author of Fundamentals of Library Instruction and Building Bridges: Connecting Faculty, Students, and the College Library (both ALA Editions). He has over twenty years of experience as a professional librarian and currently serves as research and instruction librarian at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In addition to providing traditional library user education, he has developed and teaches an undergraduate class on information ethics and has also taught graduate-level courses in both counseling and research.
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Packed with useful tips and techniques, this handy guide offers advice on working with both students and instructors to develop successful assignments that integrate your library's resources. Managing relationships among faculty and students can be complicated, and Building Bridges shows how you can establish effective liaisons, with
- Tips to alert instructors of the library's ever-changing resources in order to craft stimulating, up-to-date assignments
- Straightforward, practical discussion of relationships among students, faculty, and information professionals, and how these groups can work better together
- Resources, references, and more for librarians who wish to better understand library assignments
The information in this book will help you bridge the gap between the library, faculty, and students to make sure your library's resources are being utilized to their fullest potential.
Part I The Need for Bridges: Creating a Context for Success
ONE Information Literacy and the Need for Effective Assignments 3
Part II Building a Foundation: Librarian- Faculty Collaboration
TWO Working with Faculty and the Curriculum 13
Part III Building the Bridge: Developing Effective Library Assignments
THREE Common Reasons Assignments Fail 33
FOUR Using Information Technology 45
FIVE Writing-from-Sources and Essay Assignments 55
SIX Term/Research Papers 67
SEVEN Citing Sources and Information Ethics 75
EIGHT Assignments in the Online Environment 83
Part IV Bridge Collapse! Library Assignments That Fail
NINE Tours 93
TEN Scavenger Hunts 101
Part V Crossing the Bridge: Working with Faculty-Developed Library Assignments
ELEVEN In the Classroom 117
TWELVE In the Library 125
THIRTEEN Some Final Words 133
Appendix A Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education 135
Appendix B Defining Moments in Information Literacy 143
Appendix C Overview of Instruction in American Libraries 147
"Highly recommended for both experienced and inexperienced academic librarians and should be required reading for Library and Information Science students who are planning to work in an academic library. And the bridge metaphor is fitting because creating a bridge is exactly what academic librarians must do in order to connect with faculty members and students to provide more visibility for library resources and services and to instill recognition of their usefulness. The wealth of McAdoo's real-world suggestions included throughout this guide are priceless, and this reviewer, an experienced academic librarian, plans to try out some of them soon."
--Internet Reference Services Quarterly
"A useful addition to any library in an academic or higher education institution. It is well thought-out both in its presentation and content."
--The Australian Library Journal