Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Aug 23, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 145 pages
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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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Some very helpful chapters. Read full review

Review: Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction

User 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

Contents

Part II
61
References
133

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