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New Methods of Teaching and Learning in Libraries

Ann Whitney Gleason

New Methods of Teaching and Learning in Libraries is a one-stop introduction to the role of technology in teaching and learning in libraries.

Emerging models of library instruction and library support of instruction will be presented. Increasingly, librarians are called upon to partner with educational faculty and community members to deliver content and support innovative educational initiatives. Since libraries reach across academic disciplines and provide resources for the greater community, they are uniquely positioned to provide services and technologies that are available to many, bringing innovation out of silos and facilitating innovation in the community.

Chapters covered include:

· Active Learning in Collaborative Spaces
· Creating Library Spaces that Foster Creation
· Teaching Beyond the Library Walls
· Teaching Skills for Career Success
· Multimedia in Library Education
· The Future of Mobile Libraries
· Teaching and Learning in the Library of the Future

Innovative programs will be highlighted and practical examples will be provided.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 200Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-4422-6410-6 • Hardback • October 2016 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-4422-6411-3 • Paperback • October 2016 • $55.00 • (£37.95)
978-1-4422-6412-0 • eBook • October 2016 • $52.00 • (£34.95)
Ann Whitney Gleason currently serves as the Associate Director at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Previously, she was the Head of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University in New York. Before becoming a librarian, she worked for many years as a technology specialist in higher education and K-12 education. She is also the author of Mobile Technologies for Every Library.

Part I - Teaching and Learning Practices in Library Instruction

Chapter 1 - Teaching and Learning in Libraries

Chapter 2 - Teaching Students Skills for Career and Life Success

Chapter 3 - Teaching Beyond the Classroom Walls

Part II - Using Educational Technology to Scaffold Learning

Chapter 4 - Activating Learning with Multimedia

Chapter 5 - Mobilizing Teaching and Learning in Libraries

Part III - Facilitating Learning in Library Spaces

Chapter 6 – Teaching and Learning in Library Spaces

Chapter 7 – Learning through Creating in Library Spaces

Chapter 8 – The Future of Teaching and Learning in Libraries
New Methods of Teaching and Learning for Librarians is a must read for any librarian involved in teaching, whether they are in an academic setting or elsewhere. Gleason identifies critical access points where librarians can intersect in their communities to provide meaningful and relevant instruction, either in-person or using digital media. She also describes today's learners so that librarians can adapt their teaching methods to meet current needs. The book goes on to address how library spaces contribute to teaching and learning. Lastly, there are practical examples and context to which the reader can readily relate.
Gail Kouame, Chair, Research & Education Services at Augusta University, Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library

New Methods of Teaching and Learning for Librarians strongly makes the case for librarians teaching information literacy in the library but also partnering and collaborating with faculty to teach key critical thinking skills within the curriculum. Early chapters lay a strong foundation of educational philosophy and theory; later chapters tie practical examples back to this foundation. A good practical read for librarians embarking on public service and teaching journeys.

Terry Ann Jankowski, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, Librarian Emerita, University of Washington Health Sciences Library