Instruction for Information Access in Sci-tech Libraries

Instruction for Information Access in Sci-tech Libraries

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This helpful guide describes instructional service programs at nine sci-tech libraries to illustrate ideas and methods that work. The continued proliferation of information resources and exploding advances in technology have brought dramatic changes to the role of the reference/instruction librarian. These librarians are striving to develop services that focus on strategies and critical thinking, ensure interactive instruction at various levels of user skill, involve faculty and computer center staff, and provide easy-to-use techniques that are self-directed and lead to success. Instruction for Information Access in Sci-Tech Libraries helps readers resolve these issues and illustrates effective, proven strategies to help teach faculty, staff, and students how to do effective research and get the information they need. Authors from institutions around the country discuss educational programs that they have found successful. Informative chapters describe: a joint library/computer center cooperative program a bibliographic instruction program to prepare geology students with information skills necessary for professional careers a course designed to create informed end-users of the electronic life sciences literature the integration of information skills throughout two years of a curriculum for wildlife technology students a three-level course-integrated approach for chemistry students a cooperative end-user training program to provide campus-wide access to LEXIS/NEXIS the use of roleplaying in bibliographic instruction objectives and components of bibliographic instruction in the special library Professionals will find Instruction for Information Access in Sci-Tech Libraries full of helpful ideas and suggestions for restructuring old programs or developing new ones to help students and other users of library services learn how to seek and gather information effectively.They also explain to patrons that most of the stories are not research-level articles, but rather provide excellent background from which to ... In addition, UF Librarians teach a one-credit chemistry course on the chemical literature, CHM4060.

Title:Instruction for Information Access in Sci-tech Libraries
Author:Cynthia A. Steinke
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1993


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