Wednesday, October 5, 2016

One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide, Second Edition

The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide, Second Edition by Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth A. McDonough. ALA Editions, 2017. 978-0-8389-1486-1.

Publisher's Description
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is good news for one-shot instructors. With its six frames and conceptual approach you’re freed from a long list of outcomes and can instead focus on big ideas. The new edition of this concise guide will help you stay organized and use your limited time wisely. With guidance that will help students sharpen their critical thinking skills, use better sources, improve their understanding, and avoid plagiarism, this book covers
  • creative solutions for real-life problems, such as a difficult assignment or controversial topic, illustrated with 13 vignettes from professionals in the field;
  • efficient assessment despite limited time or resources;
  • specialized settings like an online class or classroom without computers;
  • practical ideas on instruction for the six frames;
  • choosing the right lesson for the right student at the right time;
  • how to use concept maps; and
  • creating assignments for active learning and experiential learning.
Filled with strategies to guide students towards meeting instructors’ expectations for critical thinking, this resource will also empower librarians to become better, more confident teachers.

More Information
See the publisher's website for Table of Contents and information about the authors.