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Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction
The effectiveness of active-learning approaches to instruction is well documented. What is needed now are proven, practical applications. Written for every librarian or teacher looking for such new and creative teaching techniques, Cybrarian Extraordinaire: Compelling Information Literacy Instruction fills the gap. Based on the author's own experiences, the book shares spe ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 4th 2011 by Libraries Unlimited
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Felicia Smith is a very creative librarian who has made the most of the many opportunities to take her ideas and run with them. Thank goodness for librarians such as her! In Cybrarian Extraordinaire, Smith shares her personal experiences of being a resident at the University of Notre Dame where she was immediately hired as a full time librarian upon completion of her residency. She developed engaging information literacy instructional sessions and for-credit classes which proved to wake students ...more
I only skimmed this book, but wanted to note a few things. Librarian shortage? Really? We don't need to be recruiting more librarians - a shortage is not going to happen. I really liked some of Ms. Smith's ideas (love discussing info literacy while relating things to piracy - the "yar" kind). I think everything she addresses in this book has been addressed elsewhere in greater depth.