Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to Teach

Crane, Beverley. How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8108-9105-0

Publisher's Description
Designed for any librarian who needs to teach either one person at a time or an entire class, How to Teach is a stand-alone guide to becoming proficient in teaching users how to access, evaluate, and use information. Covering both face-to-face and online teaching and learning, the book:
  • gives you just enough background on learning theory, how to plan good instruction, and how to deliver it.
  • helps you assess the advantages and disadvantages of face-to-face and online instruction and selecting the best mode for your content.
  • Illustrates instructional strategies to employ and provides model lesson plans for creating online and face-to-face instruction.
  • highlights ways of using individualized instruction either by itself or as a complement to other teaching. Examples include how to create LibGuides and videos.
  • features lesson plans with step-by-step instructions and hands on ways to create objectives, present activities, and evaluate instruction.
This book is designed for all librarians and library staff who teach as part of their role and library school students new to teaching.