Description

Keeping the User in Mind provides a practical down-to-earth look at instructional design and its uses in the academic library. Focus is given to teaching and measuring information literacy skills, and chapters also review the history of the field, providing an overview of some relevant technological innovations that might be a part of any library’s instructional design mosaic. Fuelled by the need for asynchronous learning, the availability of the Web, and the need to evaluate learning outcomes, instructional design covers a wide range of approaches and models. How do libraries build environments that support learning, encourage the infusion of technology and be nimble enough to adjust to changing user needs? Instructional design is an area that may provide some insight. This book will provide a down-to-earth look at instructional design and its uses in the academic library, with a particular look at teaching and measuring information literacy skills. Chapters also review the history of the field, and provide an overview of some current relevant technological innovations that might be a part of any library’s instructional design mosaic.

Key Features

  • One of very few monographs focusing exclusively on instructional design in library environments
  • Written by an author with international experience in libraries, instructional evaluation and information technology. Author also has experience designing virtual learning tools
  • Written with practical application of instructional design principles in mind, including a sample instructional design process used to construct an actual information literacy tutorial for an academic library

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

A brief history of instructional design; How we learn: Fundamental learning theory and the connection to instructional design; The many faces of instructional design: Highlighting the diversity of instructional design models; Instructional design and higher education; In the mix: Instructional design and the instructional mashup; Closing the gap between instructional strategies and instructional design; The instructional design process in action: Highlights from Kognito Interactive; Administrative and professional challenges to the use of instructional design in the academic library; Keeping the user in mind: Using design thinking connect libraries and instructional design; A glimpse of the future: The semantic web and library instructional design.

Details

No. of pages:
214
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630052
Print ISBN:
9781843344872
Print ISBN:
9781843344865

About the author

Valeda Dent Goodman

Valeda Dent Goodman has worked as a librarian and library administrator for more than twelve years. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work and an MILS from the University of Michigan’s School of Information Science. Her research interests include information literacy, agent technology, and rural libraries and literacy. She has published numerous articles in several journals including Library Hi Tech, New Library World, Libri, Research Strategies, College and Undergraduate Libraries and Reference and User Services Quarterly. Dent Goodman is currently working on her PhD at the Palmer School of Information Science, Long Island University, New York.