Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction (Google eBook)
How can humor be applied by academic librarians to better teach information literacy? And why is humor such an effective teaching tool? This book provides a cross-disciplinary review of the literature regarding use of humor in tertiary education settings, and specifically in library science; explains its effectiveness for capturing and maintaining student attention when covering necessary subjects; and presents the invaluable personal experiences of instruction librarians across North America who regularly use humor in the classroom.
Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction addresses the subject in both a scholarly and a practical manner. The first section of the book contains original multi-disciplinary essays covering humor in the fields of communication theory, education, library science, psychology, and even stand-up comedy. The second section documents practical techniques that practicing librarians use to teach information literacy with humor, accompanied by commentary by the authors.
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Review: Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library InstructionUser Review - Lucy Campbell - Goodreads
Some very helpful chapters. Read full review
Review: Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library InstructionUser Review - L - Goodreads
This book has some delightful ideas about enhancing an Information Literacy presentation with various forms of humor. It includes a Webliography of YouTube Videos that are hilarious, and may be used to get student's attention and make a class more interesting. Read full review