Library instructionalso called ; bibliographic instruction (BI) user education library orientation
Library instruction• consists of "instructional programs designed to teach library users how to locate the information they need quickly and effectively.
Library instructionusually covers; the librarys system of organizing materials the structure of the literature of the field research methodologies appropriate to the academic discipline specific resources and finding
Library instructionIt prepares individuals to make immediate and lifelong use of information effectively by; teaching the concepts and logic of information access and evaluation fostering information independence and critical thinking.
Library instruction• Library instruction "began in the nineteenth century, with instruction in library use offered by a number of libraries in the United States between 1876 and 1910, and then ramped up in the early twentieth century".
Library instruction• In a 1912 American Library Association survey, 57% of respondents offered required or elective library instruction courses.
Library instruction• academic library instruction was for the most part dormant in the library profession from the late 1930s until the early 1960s.• Some librarians were still participating in classroom instruction but the literature shows little
Library instruction• During the 1970s and 1980s, prior to widespread public use of computers, [library instruction] went far beyond teaching the mechanics of identifying and locating materials in the physical library.
Library instructionIt also included; critical thinking active (participatory) learning the teaching of concepts, such as controlled vocabularies
Library instructionIt focused on; the physical library as for the most part, that was all that users could try out during instruction.
Library instructionHowever, the goal was always teaching so that users would transfer what they;• learned to new situations• reference tools• environments new to them— that is, they would learn how to
Library instructionA related term, information literacy,is the ability to; is the ability to identify what information is needed understand how the information is organized identify the best sources of information
Library instruction locate those sources evaluate the sources critically, share that information.“It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques".
Library instructionoccurs in; various forms such as formal class settings small group sessions one-on-one encounterswritten guides and brochures, audiovisual presentations, and computer-
Library instruction• Some university libraries offer specialized instructional sessions.• At these sessions the librarian works one-on-one with a user to assist him or her with specific research goals.• These sessions are sometimes referredto as a "term paper clinic" or a
Library instruction• Another option for library instruction consists of one- shot instruction sessions.• This slang term refers to "formal instruction given in a single session, as opposed to instruction extended over two or more
Library instruction• These class meetings are often held just before a term paper is assigned, and the goal of the librarian is to orient the class to the best library sources for use in a term paper.
Library instruction• Instructional ToolsBasic: Computer lab with instructor and student workstations Projector Printer Access to the Internet
Library instruction• Instructional Tools Class recordingExtra: capabilities Software for Software for creating tutorials creating online guides Whiteboard Computer control Classroom technology response technology Virtual sandbox