Advancing Library Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design

Advancing Library Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design

Ari Sigal (Catawba Valley Community College, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 339
ISBN13: 9781466636880|ISBN10: 1466636882|EISBN13: 9781466636897|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3688-0

Description

As learning moves into a more innovative and technological environment, it becomes increasingly important that library education continues to adapt and understand the resources that are available.

Advancing Library Education: Technological Innovation and Instructional Design aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, empirical research, and new understandings for those interested in Library and Information Science and the impact new techniques and technologies are having in this area. Librarians, academics, and researchers will benefit from this careful look into current advancements in their field.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blended Learning
  • Distance Education
  • Educational Technologies
  • Human Aspects of Technology
  • Library Science
  • Web Technologies

Reviews and Testimonials

Information and library scientists survey a number of rapidly changing aspects of distance education that are affecting education and professional development in their field, and relations between the campus librarian and library students. Among their topics are perceptions and experiences of electronic learning among on-campus students, professional development in virtual worlds, pedagogical evolution in the teaching of reference services enabled by the use of three-dimensional immersive virtual-world technology, the masters in library and information studies program through distance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the awareness and use of electronic resources among library and information science distance learners at Alagappa University in India.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

This work offers theoretical frameworks, empirical research, and new examples for those teaching and developing courses for library and information science. The cases and examples in these chapters provide a unique overview of the role new technologies are having in library education. [...] For those studying the future of library education and the role new technologies play in education and the advancement of library science education.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ari Sigal received his MLS in 1985 and has since done reference and administrative work in public, academic and special libraries. Since 2004, he has worked for Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC as Library Director (to 2009) and currently as Director of the Accessing Scholarly Knowledge Program, an innovative service that combines traditional reference and master’s/doctoral assistance to the CVCC community and the region. He is also Curator of the Gilde-Marx Collection for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, one of the largest of its kind in North Carolina. Ari has been an adjunct instructor for the MLS program at Appalachian State University, Boone for the past six years.

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