E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices by Charles HarmonE-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices by Charles Harmon

E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices

EditorCharles Harmon, Michael Messina

Paperback | February 11, 2013

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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.These stellar models offer solutions and feature the aspects you and your staff need because they recognize the problems you face. There's plenty here for all libraries to grab on to and implement to move learning from inside the library to where your users live and work.
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...
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Title:E-Learning in Libraries: Best PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 8.98 × 6.01 × 0.41 inPublished:February 11, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810887509

ISBN - 13:9780810887503

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Table of Contents

. 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

Editorial Reviews

The introduction to this book provides an apt and clear overview of the main issues surrounding e-learning. It effectively puts at ease those new to the concepts, allowing for a feeling of self-confidence on the part of the reader and fostering a sense that they, too, can do this. The style of writing is open and easy and not too academic. . . .Overall, this well-written, interesting text provides librarians embarking on e-learning initiatives with inspiration and practical ideas.