Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth A. McDonough have more than thirty years of combined experience teaching information literacy. An MSLS graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and head of research and instruction services at Western Carolina University, Buchanan is a graduate of the ACRL's Information Literacy Immersion program and is certified as a master trainer by the State Library of North Carolina. McDonough holds an MLIS from the University of North Carolina- Greensboro, and is completing a dissertation about critical information literacy for an EdD in leadership of curriculum and instruction from Western Carolina University. She is a National Board certified teacher in school library media, and currently works as a research and instruction librarian at Western Carolina University.
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- About the Authors
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is good news for one-shot instructors. With its six frames and conceptual approach you're freed from a long list of outcomes and can instead focus on big ideas. The new edition of this concise guide will help you stay organized and use your limited time wisely. With guidance that will help students sharpen their critical thinking skills, use better sources, improve their understanding, and avoid plagiarism, this book covers
- creative solutions for real-life problems, such as a difficult assignment or controversial topic, illustrated with 13 vignettes from professionals in the field;
- efficient assessment despite limited time or resources;
- specialized settings like an online class or classroom without computers;
- practical ideas on instruction for the six frames;
- choosing the right lesson for the right student at the right time;
- how to use concept maps; and
- creating assignments for active learning and experiential learning.
Filled with strategies to guide students towards meeting instructors' expectations for critical thinking, this resource will also empower librarians to become better, more confident teachers.
Chapter 1 "They Never Told Me This in Library School"
Chapter 2 "The Teaching Faculty Won't/Don't _______": Communicating and Collaborating with Instructors
Chapter 3 "But, How Will I Cover Everything?"
Chapter 4 "How Do I Get Them to Pay Attention?": Classroom Strategies for One-Shot Instruction
Chapter 5 "But My Classroom Is (Online, in an Auditorium, in a Classroom with No Computers)"
Chapter 6 "How Will I Know What Worked?"
Chapter 7 "There's Not Enough of Me to Go Around!": What to Do When You Become a Victim of Your Own Success
”Concise, up-to-date ... A terrific resource for instruction librarians at all experience levels."
— Library Journal
“The book covers practical ideas on using the six frames, inspired solutions for difficult assignments, vignettes from actual librarians in the field, assessment techniques, and suggestions for how to make information literacy relevant to students ... [it] will inspire instruction librarians to move beyond traditional bibliographic instruction, such as 'click here, go there' demonstrations of library resources, to more engaging information literacy instruction sessions.”
— Reference & User Services Quarterly
“Filled from cover to cover with strategies to guide students utilizing library resources.”
— Library Bookwatch