Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A Guide to teaching information literacy: 101 tips

 "A Guide to teaching information literacy: 101 tips" has been written by Helen Blanchett, who works with me at Newcastle, Jo Webb, with whom I co-authored the research support book a few years ago and her husband, Chris Powis, published by Facet, 2011. They're all experienced teachers and excellent writers, so I've no doubt it will be well worth reading:

"This book is a much-needed sourcebook to support library staff in the delivery of information literacy teaching, by providing practical guidance on tried and tested ideas and techniques for sessions. Full of hints and tips grounded in learning theory, it is a practical reference tool designed to be dipped into as needed when planning teaching and training. Where applicable the activities are mapped to models of information literacy, with guidance on adapting ideas for different levels and contexts. Advice is given on activities in the following areas such as: designing sessions; preparing sessions; delivering sessions; different types of sessions; teaching by topic; creating teaching / support materials; assessing learning; evaluating teaching sessions; and, e-learning. This easy-to-use book is an invaluable source of inspiration for any librarian involved in teaching information literacy, whether they are new to teaching or experienced but in search of fresh ideas. "

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