Wednesday, December 4, 2013

E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices

Harmon, Charles and Michael Messina (eds.), E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices. Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8750-3

Nine case studies are presented, demonstrating the wide range of e-learning programs at different types of libraries. Topics covered include online credit-based instruction for undergraduates, digital reference, information-literacy e-learning collaboration, open-source software that supports online interactive learning, and screencasting for instruction. 

Table of Contents
  • 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