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LSC: Information Literacy & Staff Training – New Arrivals

2011 November 8
by Christina Manz

Browse our Fall 2011 New Arrivals as they are added to the collection.

Texas residents can borrow directly from the Library Science Collection by e-mailing requests for materials and information to lsc@tsl.texas.gov. Non-Texas residents can access the collection via interlibrary loan services.

Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction (2011)
Authors: Joshua Vossler and Scott Sheidlower
Humor is a great tool for reaching an audience, making them laugh, and, in this book, for teaching students about information literacy. Geared toward academic librarians, humor for the purpose of education is explored specifically in the context of library instruction. When you’re standing up to demonstrate the how-to’s of search and evaluating sources,  you can also incorporate stand-up comedy to make a stronger learning connection.

 Staff Development on a Shoestring (2011)
Author: Marcia Trotter
This manual is for library managers on shoestring budgets who are seeking innovative solutions to train their staff and keep skills current for quality public service. Trotta provides checklists, outlines, surveys and handouts for adaptation, as well as a directory of resources for professional development. From in-house training, co-partnership opportunities, and distance learning programs, library managers can choose and customize training options for increased morale and more effective performance.

Library Camps and Unconferences (2010)
Author: Steve Lawson

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Active Learning Techniques for Librarians: Practical Examples (2010)
Authors: Andrew Walsh and Padma Inala

Customer Care: A Training Manual for Library Staff (2010)
Authors: Pat Gannon-Leary and Michael D. McCarthy

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