Instructional Design for Librarians and Information Professionals

Instructional Design for Librarians and Information Professionals

by Lesley S. J. Farmer

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Overview

Instructional Design for Librarians and Information Professionals successfully melds instructional theories and best practices with an emphasis on how technology is used in teaching. This comprehensive, practical guide covers every aspect of systematic instructional design. By taking a broad, multifaceted approach, rather than concentrating on one model or system, it enables librarians and other information professionals to compare and contrast instructional design, so that they can make the best choices in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes.

Basic concepts are explained in the first section of the book. In the second, a variety of instructional examples address different audiences, content, and delivery approaches. The volume includes chapters on synchronous and asynchronous instruction and information on how to best use the many technologies now available. Sidebars, examples, templates, and other aids are peppered throughout. With this guide, librarians will be able to develop and implement well-grounded, effective instructional design that will serve both youth and adult learners.

Representative instructional designs covered in the book range from face-to-face storyhours to video conferencing for adult learners. This comprehensive guide can be a hands-on guide for day-to-day instructional planning as well as a textbook for instructional design courses in LIS programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555707361
Publisher: American Library Association
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), coordinates the Teacher Librarian Program and manages the CSU ICT Literary Project. She earned her MS in library science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in adult education from Temple University. Farmer has worked as a librarian in K–12 school settings as well as in public, special, and academic libraries. She chaired the Special Libraries Association's Education Divisions and IFLA’ School Library Section, and had leadership roles in several other library associations. Farmer is a Fulbright scholar and has received national and international grans. She has also been honored with several professional association awards, including the ALA Haycock Leadership Award. Farmer’s research interests include media literacies and data analytics. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, Farmer has published three dozen professional books and more than two hundred professional book chapters and articles.

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