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Week 1: Introduction

Lankes, R. D. (2011). The atlas of new librarianship. Massachusetts, MA: MIT Press. Facilitating, pp. 64‐81.[Oncourse: Resource]

Week 2: Presentation skills

Grassian, E. S., & Kaplowitz, J. R. (2009). Information literacy instruction: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). New York: Newal‐Schuman. Chapter 12. [E-Reserve]

Weimer, M. (2009). Creating more effective course handouts. Focused on today's higher education professional. [Online]

Ravado, R. (n.d.) How to deliver amazing, successful and effective presentations. [Online]

Jung, F. (n.d.) Guide to Making a Pechakucha presentation. [Online]

Pinola, M. (2011, July 15). A non‐designer's guide to creating awesome diagrams for slides. Lifehacker. [Online]

Week 3: Instructional objectives

BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre. Writing learning outcomes. [Online]

Morrison, G. R., Ross, M. S., & Kemp, J. E. (2011). Designing effective instruction. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons. Chapters 4 & 5. [E-Reserve]

Forehand, M. (2005). Bloom’s taxonomy. [Online]

Optional readings:

Morrison, G. R., Ross, M. S., & Kemp, J. E. (2011). Designing effective instruction. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons. Chapter 2. [E-Reserve]

Week 4: Active learning

Burgan, M. (2006). In defense of lecturing. Change Magazine, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. [Online]

Grassian, E. S., & Kaplowitz, J. R. (2009). Information literacy instruction: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). New York: Newal-Schuman. Chapter 6 [read p.94‐108]. [E-Reserve]

Ridgeway, T. (1989). Integrating active learning techniques into the one-hour bibliographic instruction lecture. Coping with information illiteracy: bibliographic instruction for the information age: papers presented at the Seventeenth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. [E-Reserve]

Optional readings:

Ross, A., & Furno, C. (2011). Active learning in the library instruction environment: An exploratory study. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(4), 1531‐2542. [Online]

Rosenbaum, H. (2000). Teaching electronic commerce: Problem-based learning in a virtual economy. Journal of Informatics Education and Research, 2(2), 45‐58.[E-Reserve]

Keyser, M. W. (2000). Active learning and cooperative learning: understanding the difference and using both styles effectively. Research Strategies 17(1), 35‐44. [Online]

Cooperstein, S. E., & Kocevar‐Weidinger, E. (2004). Beyond active learning: A constructivist approach to learning. Reference Services Review, 32(2), 141‐148. [Online]

Week 5: Learning theory

Grassian, E. S., & Kaplowitz, J. R. (2009). Information literacy instruction: Theory and practice (2nd ed.) New York: Newal-Schuman. Chapter 3. [E-Reserve]

Keller, J. M. (1987). Strategies for stimulating the motivation to learn. Performance & Instruction, 26, 1‐7. [E-Reserve]

Merrill, D. M. (2002). First principles of instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50(3), 43‐59. [Online]

Whyte, S. B., Macklin, A. S., List-Handley, C., & Jacobson, T. E. (2008). Teaching. In C. N. Cox & B. Lindsay (Eds.), Information literacy instruction handbook. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. [E-Reserve]

Optional readings:

Newmann, F. M., & Wehlage, G. G. (1993). Five standards of authentic instruction. Educational Leadership 50(7), 8‐12. [Online]

Svinicki, M. D., & Dixon, N. M. (1987). The Kolb model modified for classroom activities. College Teaching, 35, 141‐6. [Online]

Brown, J. S., Collins, A., & Duguid, P. (1989). Situated cognition and the culture of learning. Educational Researcher, 18(1), 32‐42. [Online]

Week 6: Instructions in academic libraries

Gold, H. E. (2005). Engaging the adult learner: Creating effective library instruction. portal: Libraries & the Academy, 5(4), 467‐481. [E-Reserve]

Elmborg, J. (2006). Critical information literacy: Implications for instructional practice. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 32(2), 192‐199. [Online]

Critz, L., Axford, M., Baer, W. M., Doty, C., Lowe, H., & Renfro, C. (2012). Development of the graduate library user education series. Reference Services Review, 40(4), 530‐542.[E-Reserve]

Optional readings:

Broussard, M. J. S. (2012). Digital games in academic libraries: A review of games and suggested best practices. Reference Services Review, 40(1), 75‐89.[E-Reserve]

Kammerlocher, L., Couture, J., Sparks, O., Harp, M., & Allgood, T. (2011). Information literacy in learning landscapes: Flexible, adaptable, low‐cost solutions. Reference Services Review, 39(3), 390‐400.[E-Reserve]

Frantz, P. (2002). A scenario‐based approach to credit course instruction. Reference Services Review, 30, 37‐42.[E-Reserve]

Waelchli, P. (2008). Librarians' sport of choice: Teaching information literacy through fantasy football. College & Research Library News, 69(1), 10‐15.[E-Reserve]

Week 7: Information literacy

Hofer, A. R., Townsend, L., & Brunetti, K. (2012). Troublesome concepts and information literacy: Investigating threshold concepts for IL instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 12(4). [Online]

Bruce, C. S., Hughes, H. E., & Somerville, M. M. (2012). Supporting informed learners in the 21st century. Library Trends, 60(3). [Online]

Mackey, T. P., & Jacobson, T. (2011). Reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy. College & Research Libraries, 72(1), 62‐78. [E-Reserve]

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. [Online]

Optional readings:

Zhang, X., Majid, S., & Foo, S. (2010). Environmental scanning: An application of information literacy skills at the workplace. Journal of Information Science, 36(6), 719‐743. [E-Reserve]

Budd, J. M. (2008). Cognitive growth, instruction, and student success. College and Research Libraries, 69(4), 319‐331.[Online]

Tuominen, K., Savolainen, R., & Talia, S. (2005). Information literacy as a sociotechnical practice. Library Quarterly, 75(3), 329‐345. [E-Reserve]

Galvin, J. (2005). Alternative strategies for promoting information literacy. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31(4), 352‐357. [Online]

O'Sullivan, C. (2002). Is information literacy relevant in the real world? Reference Services Review, 30(1), 7‐14. [Online]

Gordon, C. (2002). A Room with a view: Looking at the school library instruction from a higher education perspective. Knowledge Quest, 30(4), 16‐21. [Online]

Owusu‐Ansah, E. K. (2003). Information literacy and the academic library: A critical look at a concept and the controversies surrounding it. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 29(4), 219‐230 [Online]

Seamans, N. H. (2002). Student perceptions of information literacy: Insights for librarians. Reference Services Review, 30(2), 112‐123. [Online]


Week 8: Instructions in public libraries

Roy, L., Folfing, T., & Brzozowski, B. (2010). Computer classes for job seekers: LIS students team with public librarians to extend public services. Public Library Quarterly, 29(3), 193‐209.[Online]

Hall, R. (2010). Public Praxis: A vision for critical information literacy in public libraries. Public Library Quarterly, 29(2), 162‐175.[Online]

Norman, A. E. C. (2012). Librarians' leadership for lifelong learning. Public Library Quarterly, 31(2), 91‐140. [Online]

Optional readings:

Xie, B., & Bugg, J. M. (2009). Public library computer training for older adults to access high-quality internet health information. Library & Information Science Research, 31(3), 155‐162.[Online]

Oermann, M. H., Lesley, M. L., & VanderWal, J. S. (2005). Using web sites on quality health care for teaching consumers in public libraries. Quality Management in Health Care, 14(3), 188‐195.[E-Reserve]

Kreps, G. L. (2005). Disseminating relevant health information to underserved audiences: Implications of the digital divide pilot projects. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93(4), S68‐S73.[E-Reserve]

Week 9: Teaching technologies & teaching with social media

Mihailidis, P., & Diggs, V. (2010). From information reserve to media literacy learning commons: Revising the 21st century library as the home for media literacy education. Public Library Quarterly, 29(4), 279‐292.[Online]

Vengersammy, O. (2011). Libraries adding value with technology training. Computers in Libraries, 31(9), 10‐15. [Online]

Click, A., & Petit, J. (2010). Social networking and Web 2.0 in information literacy. The International Information & Library Review, 42(2), 137‐142. [Online]

Summers, L. L. (2009). The value of social software in school library instruction, communication, and collaboration. Knowledge Quest, 37(4), 48‐50.[Online]

Optional readings:

Brandt, D. S. (2002). Teaching technology. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. Chapters 6‐7. [E-Reserve]

Week 11: Critical thinking, media literacy

Gainer, J. (2011). Critical media literacy in middle school: Exploring the politics of representation. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(5), 364‐373.[Online]

Grassian, E. S., & Kaplowitz, J. R. (2009). Information literacy instruction: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). New York: Neal-Schuman. Chapters 6 [read p. 85‐93].[E-Reserve]

Fabos, B. (2006). Learning through critical literacy: Why Google is not enough. In J. Lockard & M. Pegrum (Eds.), Brave new classrooms: Democratic education & the Internet (pp. 169‐185). New York: NY Peter Lang.[E-Reserve]

Bickham, D. S., & Slaby, R. G. (2012). Effects of a media literacy program in the US on children’s critical evaluation of unhealthy media messages about violence, smoking, and food. Journal of Children and Media, 6(2), 255‐271.[Online]

Optional readings:

Reavley N. J., et al. (2012). Quality of information sources about mental disorders: A comparison of Wikipedia with centrally controlled web and printed sources. Psychological Medicine, 42(8), 1753‐1762. [Online]

Kittur, A., & Kraut, R. E. (2008). Harnessing the wisdom of crowds in Wikipedia: Quality through coordination. Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. [Online]

Radeloff, C. L, & Bergman, B. J. (2009). Global perspectives: Developing media literacy skills to advance critical thinking. Feminist Teacher, 19(2), 168‐171.[E-Reserve]

Herro, S. (2000). Bibliographic instruction and critical thinking. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43, 554‐558.[E-Reserve]

Graham, L., & Metaxas, P. T. (2003). "Of course it’s true: I saw it on the Internet!": Critical thinking in the Internet era. Communications of the ACM, 46(5), 71‐75.[E-Reserve]

Brookfield, S. D. (1987). Developing critical thinkers: Challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting. San Francisco, CA: Jossey‐Bass. Chapter 1: What it means to think critically.[E-Reserve]

Budd, J. M. (2010). The prospects for an information science: The current absence of a critical perspective. In G. J. Leckie (Ed.), Information technology in librarianship: New critical approaches (pp.129‐142). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.[E-Reserve]


Week 12: Open learning/e‐learning

Bonk, C. J. (2009). The world is open. San Francisco, CA: Jossey‐Bass. Chapter 1: We all learn. [E-Reserve]

Barnhart, A. C., & Stanfield, A. G. (2011). When coming to campus is not an option: Using web conferencing to deliver library instruction. Reference Services Review, 39(1), 58‐65. [Online]

Charnigo, L. (2009). Light! Camera! Action! Producing library instruction video tutorials using Camtasia Studio. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 3(1), 23‐30. [E-Reserve]

Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (in press). Learning, unlearning, and relearning: Using Web 2.0 technologies to support the development of lifelong learning skills. In G. D. Magoulas (Ed.), E-infrastructures and technologies for lifelong learning: Next generation environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [Online]

Optional readings:

York, A. C., & Vance, J. M. (2009). Taking library instruction into the online classroom: Best practices for embedded librarians. Journal of Library Administration, 49(1‐2), 197‐209.[E-Reserve]

Smith, S. S. (2006). Web-based instruction: A guide for libraries. Chicago: ALA. Chapter 2: Library Instruction on the Web (pp.16‐21).[E-Reserve]

Motteram, G. & Forrester, G. (2005). Becoming an online distance learner: What can be learned from students’ experiences of induction to distance programmes? Distance Education, 26(3), 281‐298.[E-Reserve]

Willging, P. A. (2004). Factors that influence students’ decision to dropout of online courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 8(4), 105‐118.[E-Reserve]

Bonk, C. J., & Cummings, J. A. (1998). A dozen recommendations for placing the student at the center of Web-based instruction. Educational Media International, 35(2), 82‐89.[E-Reserve]

Squire, K. (2005). Changing the game: What happens when video games enter the classroom? Innovate, 1(6). [Online]

Week 16: Wrap‐up

Palmer, P. (1998) The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Chapter 1: The Heart of a Teacher. [Online]

Kirkpatrick, D. L., & Kirkpatrick, J. D. (2005). Transferring learning to behavior: Using the four levels to improve performance. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Chapters 1, 2, & 5. [E-Reserve]


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