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Instructional Design for LIS Professionals

A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals

by Melissa Autumn Wong

 

This book will be a boon to all librarians who are asked to teach adults.

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April 2019

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 235
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Educational Technology and Instructional Design/Instructional Design
  Librarian's Instructional Role/Information Literacy and Instruction, College Level and Above
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A concise, practical guide to effective teaching with a focus on the professional education of graduate students and adults.

Many librarians are thrust into positions where they are asked to teach adults, but most LIS programs do not offer any preparation for this role. And yet, designing instruction is a skill that can make or break a career. In this book, Melissa Wong, an instructional designer, helps information professionals to prepare for their roles as teachers as well as information providers.

Covering topics that range from syllabus construction to evaluation and student feedback, the book offers practical guidance on how to communicate with and support students and how to come up with assignments and grade them, along with advice on accessibility issues and working with technologies such as LMS, OER, videos, and PowerPoint. It demonstrates how to adapt principles of effective teaching to settings including workshops, professional development courses, conference presentations, and staff training. It also discusses professional challenges such as managing workload and shows how to adapt formal coursework to informal teaching situations. Librarians who wish to learn new methods or improve on their teaching and course design skills should read this book.

Features

  • Faculty and librarians new to teaching will appreciate the concise, practical advice for designing courses for effective learning
  • All faculty will appreciate tips on authentic assignment design and effective feedback, engaging and supporting students, and managing their workload
  • The book has a unique focus on teaching graduate students and adults in the LIS field
Author Info

Melissa Autumn Wong has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science since 2001 and currently teaches courses in instruction, eLearning, reference, and academic librarianship. She has served as a librarian at the University of Southern California, as library director at Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and as an instructional designer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is coeditor of Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th edition. At Illinois, she was recognized with the Campus Award for Excellence in Online and Distance Teaching.

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