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Instruction is for Everyone: Including Technical Services Staff in Library Instruction Programs​

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Shannon Tennant | Elon University

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Instruction is for Everyone: Including Technical Services Staff in Library Instruction Programs​

  1. 1. Instruction is for Everyone: ​ INCLUDING TECHNICAL SERVICES STAFF IN LIBRARY INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS SHANNON TENNANT ELON UNIVERSITY, BELK LIBRARY
  2. 2. Skills that Technical Services Librarians bring to Instruction •How to find information ◦ Keywords •How to evaluate information •How to organize information • Citations –parsing a bibliographic record
  3. 3. Technical Services Librarians use the Frameworks for Information Literacy • Information has Value oJust ask any acquisitions librarian! oCopyright and licensing • Authority is Constructed and Contextual oAuthority work
  4. 4. Strategies to involve Technical Services Librarians in Instruction •Consult during planning •Start small – short sessions •Co-teach •Embed in a (online?) course
  5. 5. Benefits to Technical Services Librarians •Increased visibility •Diversified skills •Deeper understanding of how students search the catalog and other resources

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