Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: New Directions for School Libraries (Paperback)

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The development of information literacy skills instruction can be traced from its basis in traditional reference services to its current growth as an instructional imperative for school librarians. Reviewing the scholarly research that supports best practices in the 21st century school library, this book contains insights into improving instruction across content areas--drawn from the scholarly literatures of library and information studies, education, communication, psychology, and sociology--that will be useful to school, academic, and public librarians and LIS students.

In this updated fourth edition, special attention is given to recent studies of information seeking in changing instructional environments made possible by the Internet and new technologies. This new edition also includes new chapters on everyday information seeking and motivation and a much-expanded chapter on Web 2.0. The new AASL standards are included and explored in the discussion. This book will appeal to LIS professors and students in school librarianship programs as well as to practicing school librarians.

About the Author

Nancy Pickering Thomas, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University.Sherry R. Crow is professor and administrator of the school librarian endorsement program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.Judy A. Henning is assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Jean Donham is a retired professor of school library studies, a position she held at the University of Northern Iowa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440844515
ISBN-10: 1440844518
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English