Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction

Front Cover
ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Education - 112 pages
0 Reviews

The effectiveness of active-learning approaches to instruction is well documented. What is needed now are proven, practical applications. Written for every librarian or teacher looking for such new and creative teaching techniques, "Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction" fills the gap. Based on the author's own experiences, the book shares specific active-learning exercises created to make library instruction more engaging for a wide variety of audiences.

Specifically, author Felicia A. Smith illustrates the process of creating "edu-tainment" activities designed to serve serious instructional goals in a manner that is both fun and effective. Her book provides detailed examples of innovative ways to engage students in mandatory library classes. Among other ideas, it explores the use of e-readers as learning tools and describes the planning and possibilities involved in creating classes in online worlds, such as Second Life. Of course, it also explains the evolution of Smith's Pirate Librarian, offering exercises that reinforced the "library material as buried treasure" theme.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

There is much discussion going on as to whether information literacy instruction is to be separate or integrated instruction. This book approaches this discussion with active learning approaches that ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Cybrarian Roads to Information Literacy Instruction
1
Chapter 2 Resident Librarian
7
From Having No Life to Having a Second Life
35
Chapter 4 Outreach Librarian and Wireless Reading Devices
51
Chapter 5 Planning and Selling Instruction by the KISSS Preparation Method Keep It Simple Significant Silly
57
Chapter 6 Evaluating Your Courses
65
Chapter 7 Sharing the Present Preparing for the Future
75
Updated Storyboard PPT
81
Journal Highlights and Evaluation Survey Results
87
Sample Daily Syllabus and Written Class Activity
95
Stall Notes
97
Bibliography
107
Index
109
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Felicia A. Smith is an associate librarian who specializes in the areas of Latino studies and sociology at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Bibliographic information