"Adding a library instruction unit to an established course"

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dc.contributor.author Keyser, Marcia W.
dc.contributor.author Lucio, Laura R.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-05-11T18:57:55Z
dc.date.available 2005-05-11T18:57:55Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Research strategies 16, 3 (1999): 221-229. en
dc.identifier.issn 0734-3310
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/252
dc.description Marcia W. Keyser wrote this article while employed as a librarian at the James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas. Keyser is currently a librarian at Cowles Library at Drake University where she teaches Information Literacy. Marcia can be contacted via email at marcia.keyser@drake.edu Laura R. Lucio, now Laura Lucio Ramirez, wrote this article with Marcia Keyser while employed as a librarian at James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Ramirez is currently a librarian a the North Miami Beach Branch Library, Nova Southeastern University. Laura may be contacted via email at lucio@nova.edu en
dc.description.abstract The article describes the creation of a two-day library instruction unit which became a required part of a freshman orientation seminar at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The unit began with the creation of new library assignments designed for use in the classes with or without library instruction. It expanded when the librarians offered to teach two class sessions in the library and their offer was accepted. Short lectures, tours, and assignments were used to introduce new students to the library. The needs of many of our freshmen dictated that we keep these orientation sessions basic: introducing library contents and services and teaching basic skills such as using the card catalog, reading call numbers, making use of periodical indexes, and finding periodicals. The library instruction unit was revised extensively after the first semester. Time constraints prevented the use of a formal evaluation instrument, but several problems and solutions were identified through structured brainstorming sessions with all the teaching librarians. These solutions and other lessons from teaching a required portion of a course are included. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science, Inc. en
dc.subject library instruction en
dc.subject freshman seminar en
dc.subject library skills en
dc.subject first year seminar en
dc.subject Drake University. Cowles Library en
dc.title "Adding a library instruction unit to an established course" en
dc.type Article en

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