Information Literacy Instruction for Educators

Author: Scott Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136778470
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Much-needed guidance for updating your teaching skills and practices! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators: Professional Knowledge for an Information Age explores various methods of instructing pre-service teachers and administrators on how to locate new subject matter and distinguish between fact, opinion, and rhetoric across a wide variety of topics. Experienced educators and librarians join forces to present a number of exemplary efforts from international communities. This book also looks at approaches for incorporating information literacy instruction into K-12 pre-service education programs. This book will show you how to develop information literacy skills as a student, a lifelong learner, and as a professional—honing the ability to locate, evaluate, manage, and present information on any subject. This state-of-the-art text presents original thinking about collaborations between librarians and faculty members to promote information literacy as a core element of the professional knowledge for K-12 teachers and administrators in the 21st century. In Information Literacy Instruction for Educators, you’ll learn about: information literacy and digital technologies within the field of education collaborations between librarians and academic staff to develop approaches to information literacy for pre-service education students a collaboration between university library faculty and members of the educational studies department to meet the new state standards on information literacy and technology information literacy integration in a doctoral program—incorporating and verifying standards, and an appraisal of the results and more! Information Literacy Instruction for Educators draws on examples from the United States, Canada, and Australia, articulating a multi-faceted approach to education programs that goes beyond making pre-service teachers into better students to help them become more effective information literacy instructors themselves. Special features include an annotated bibliography for further reading. This text is an important guidance tool for teacher and administrator educators, academic and school librarians, and experienced teaching staff.

Information Literacy

Author: Kathleen L. Spitzer
Publisher: Eric Clearinghouse on Information
ISBN: 9780937597446
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This monograph traces the history and development of the term "information literacy." It examines the economic necessity of being information literate, and explores the research related to the concept. Included are reports on the National Educational Goals (1991) and on the report of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS, 1991). Also examined are recent revisions in national subject matter standards that imply a recognition of the process skills included in information literacy. The book outlines the impact information literacy has on K-12 and higher education, and provides examples of information literacy in various contexts. Appendices include: Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning (prepared by the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology); definitions of SCANS components; a chronology of the development of information literacy; correlation of information literacy skills with selected National Subject Matter Standards; Dalbotten's Correlation of Inquiry Skills to National Content Standards; and an explanation of rubrics and their application in standards education. Contains an extensive annotated ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) bibliography and information about ERIC. (Author/AEF)

The Teaching Library

Author: Scott Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317965396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Get the information needed to advocate for the significance of your library! How do you make the case that your library is a valuable instruction center? The Teaching Library helps librarians assess data on information literacy instruction programs so that they can better support the teaching role of the academic library in campus settings. This practical, professional resource features case studies from across the United States and Canada—in both public and private institutions—that offer a variety of evaluation methods. Here are the latest, easy-to-adopt ways of measuring your library’s direct contribution to student learning, on-campus and off. With a unique multifaceted approach to questions of assessment, The Teaching Library is an important resource that not only offers the latest techniques, but answers the larger question of how to make use of this data in ways that will best advocate information literacy instruction programs. From creating a multidimensional assessment to turning an initiative into a program to teaching and learning goals and beyond, this invaluable text covers many of the core issues those in this rapidly-evolving field must contend with. These contributions reinforce the importance of the learning that takes place in the classroom, in the co-curriculum, the extra-curriculum, and the surrounding community. Some of the key topics covered in The Teaching Library are: assessment practices such as 360° analysis, attitudinal, outcomes-based, and gap-measured integrating the teaching library into core mission, vision, and values statements presenting the message of a library’s value to internal audiences of colleagues building momentum—and maintaining it tying information literacy assessment to campus-wide assessment activities identifying and reaching end-of-program learning outcomes assessing the impact of the one-shot session on student learning information literacy instruction and the credit-course model promoting instruction among Library and Information Science educators and many more! The essays in The Teaching Library offer viable and practical ways for librarians to demonstrate their direct contribution to student learning in ways consistent with those accepted as valid across the campus. An important resource for academic librarians and Information Science professionals, The Teaching Library is also a useful tool for those in the campus community concerned with developing, funding, and continuing successful library programs—professional staff such as alumni directors; faculty and educators looking to make students more successful; and researchers.

Informed Transitions

Author: Kenneth J. Burhanna
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691288
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can libraries and librarians across the educational continuum work together to support student transitions from high school to college, utilizing free or low-cost resources? This book supplies the answers.

Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age

Author: Mark Gura
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 156484546X
Format: PDF
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Each activity in this book is tagged with a recommended level, main technologies used, and literacy covered, and all are aligned to the NETS•S and Common Core State Standards. You can easily adapt the majority of the activities for any level with minor modifications, including for student with special needs and English language learners.

Learning and Libraries in an Information Age

Author: Barbara K. Stripling
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086663
Format: PDF
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Explores the structure and theory behind the learning-centered library and its focus on information literacy, and examines implementation strategies, learning methods, planning, and community involvement.

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Author: Yildiz, Melda N.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466696680
Format: PDF
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With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students. The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.

Going the distance

Author: Susan J. Clayton
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555705923
Format: PDF, Docs
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As more and more students are completing their college degree without ever setting foot on the main campus, libraries must now find new and innovative ways to serve virtual and remote users. In this timely collection, Susan Clayton brings together over 20 experienced distance instruction librarians from across the country -- Western Washington University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of North Carolina -- to share their effective strategies for designing, delivering, collaborating, and assessing distance instruction. Coverage explores scheduling and marketing classes; utilizing virtual classroom software, online tutorials, and Web tools; collaborating with faculty and information technology professionals; and more. This unique collection provides the advice and best practices to help you go the distance -- whether creating an introduction to library research or supporting faculty in advanced courses -- and take the library to where your users are.

Information Literacy in the Digital Age

Author: Teresa Welsh
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780630352
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book examines the various types of literacy that are important in the Digital Age of rapid technological change and proliferating information resources in a variety of formats. According to the American Library Association (www.ala.org), “information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning and is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. Information literacy is an umbrella term that includes a variety of specific competencies: cultural literacy, library literacy, computer literacy, network literacy, and media literacy. Each topic addressed in the book includes contextual background information, basic concepts, a resource list, exercises and activities to reinforce the important learning concepts addressed in each chapter. Based on content, resources, assignments, and exercises developed for an academic information literacy course In addition to scholarly content on particular topics, each chapter will include practical applications and activities related to information literacy concepts

Lifelong Learning for Engineers and Scientists in the Information Age

Author: Ashok Naimpally
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123852153
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book provides a comprehensive review of lifelong learning, information literacy and internships including assessment techniques for lifelong learning, teamwork and information literacy as defined by the ABET criteria. It also discusses critical thinking skills for scientists and engineers and their role in lifelong learning in the information age. It will be invaluable for: Engineering educators including librarians interested in developing programs to satisfy the ABET criteria for lifelong learning and teamwork. Engineering librarians developing programs and assessment tools for information literacy using online databases and the Internet. Engineering educators and career advisors interested in developing internship programs in engineering. An internship is defined as work performed in an industrial setting that provides practical experience and adds value to the classroom and research learning processes. This book will cover all aspects involved in administering internship and cooperative education programs. Employers of interns will find useful information on needs assessment, program development, evaluation and the importance of lifelong learning; and, Science and engineering educators interested in developing critical thinking skills in their students as an aid to developing lifelong learning skills especially given the challenges in the digital age. Provides information on how to develop programs and assessment tools for information literacy Describes how to set up an internship program Develops critical thinking skills