E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices (Best Practices in Library Services)

E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices (Best Practices in Library Services)

By: Michael Messina (editor), Charles Harmon (editor)Paperback

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If libraries are to remain centers for lifelong learning, then that learning must increasingly be e-learning. But, where can librarians turn for the best ideas and inspiration on how to implement e-learning programs? This book features nine exemplary programs set in all types of libraries. You'll find proven, successful ways of introducing online credit-based information literacy instruction, innovative methods for teaching critical thinking skills online, ways of using open source software in interactive learning, step-by-step guidance for instructional screencasting, ways to work with faculty on e-learning solutions through streaming video, and how a school library used e-learning to teach about the Holocaust.

About Author

Charles Harmon is an Executive Editor for the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. His background includes work in special, public, and school libraries. Michael Messina is a reference librarian at the State University of New York's Maritime College. He has also worked as a researcher at The Brooklyn Academy of Music Archives. The former publisher of Applause Theatre & Cinema Books/Limelight Editions, he is a coeditor of Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays (Northwestern University Press).


* Introduction by Linda W. Braun, Consultant, Librarians & Educators Online (LEO) * "Introducing Online Credit-Based Instruction for Undergraduates" by Lauren Pressley, Wake Forest University Library, Winston-Salem, NC * "NCompass Live: Educating Nebraska's Librarians Online" by Christa Burns and Michael P. Sauers, The Nebraska Library Commission * "Digital Reference that supports E-Learning at the University of California" by Teal Smith and Donald Barclay, University of California, Kolligian Library, Merced * "The Critical Thinking Skills Initiative: An Information Literacy E-Learning Collaboration" by Barbara Carrel, Jane Devine, Ann Matsuuchi, and Steven Ovadia, City University of New York Libraries * "Cutting to the Quick: Library Instruction in the Age of Happy Distraction" by Lura Sanborn, St. Paul's School Library, Concord, NH * "Developing and Sharing an Open Source Software Tool that Supports Online, Interactive Learning" by Leslie Sult, The University of Arizona University Libraries, Tucson * "Screencasting for Instruction & Reference" by Greg Notess, Montana State University Library, Bozeman * "Promoting Faculty Adoption of E-Learning Solutions and Library Services through Streaming Videos" by Coleen Meyers Martin and Lynn D. Lampert, California State University Library, Northridge * "E-Learning and Holocaust Education in a School Library" by Margaret Lincoln, Lakeview Schools District, Battle Creek, MI

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810887503
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9780810887503
  • weight: 213
  • ISBN10: 0810887509

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