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Library instruction : a peer tutoring model
Deese-Roberts, Susan, 1953-
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Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
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xiv, 212 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Library instruction overview -- Peer tutoring in higher education and academic libraries -- Foundation of peer tutoring program -- Establishing a library instruction peer tutoring program -- Conceptural curriculum for library instruction tutor program -- Library instruction tutor training program: applications -- University of New Mexico general library experience -- Library instruction tutoring in K-12 settings.
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Changing technologies and diversifying populations have meant a higher demand for library instruction at most academic libraries. This book demonstrates how you can meet that demand by using peer tutors to support and enhance your library services. Peer tutors can teach library patrons online search concepts and skills and how to use other specific research tools. This practical, step-by-step plan for developing and implementing a peer tutoring program can improve library services and make your job easier.

Author Notes

SUSAN DEESE-ROBERTS is Associate Professor, University of New Mexico General Library, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

KATHLEEN KEATING is Associate Professor, University of New Mexico General Library, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Library Instruction Overviewp. 1
1870 to 1930: The Professor of Bibliography Movementp. 1
1930 to 1970: The Library-College Movementp. 3
1970 to the 1990s: The Information Literacy Movementp. 6
The Future: Librarian As Educatorp. 10
Referencesp. 17
Additional Readingsp. 19
Chapter 2 Peer Tutoring in Higher Education and Academic Librariesp. 21
History of Peer Teaching and Tutoringp. 21
Effects of Peer Tutoring on Academic Performance of College Studentsp. 23
Tutor Training: Essential Element for Program Successp. 25
Council for Advancement of Standards for Student Services/Development Programs Guidelinesp. 26
College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Training Certification Programp. 26
Library Peer Assistance Programsp. 27
Peer Information Counseling at the University of Michigan Undergraduate Libraryp. 27
The Peer Advisory Library Instruction Program at Binghamton Universityp. 28
Information Literacy Peer Tutoring Program at Mercy Collegep. 29
The Reference Assistant Project at the University of Wisconsin-Parksidep. 30
Training and Service Issues of Library Peer Assistance Programsp. 30
Referencesp. 31
Additional Readingp. 32
Chapter 3 Foundations of a Peer Tutoring Programp. 33
Program Philosophyp. 33
Expectations of Tutorsp. 35
Recruiting and Hiring Tutorsp. 37
Training Tutorsp. 38
Program Orientationp. 38
Tutoring Skillsp. 39
Subject Area Skillsp. 40
Training Structurep. 41
Evaluating Tutorsp. 42
Program Servicesp. 44
Program Evaluationp. 45
Referencesp. 46
Additional Readingsp. 47
Chapter 4 Establishing a Library Instruction Peer Tutoring Programp. 49
Program Structurep. 49
Planningp. 51
Needs Assessmentp. 52
Student Input Surveyp. 52
Training Curriculum and Session Content Inputp. 53
Analysis of Needs Assessmentp. 55
Considerations for Implementationp. 55
Responsibilities of Collaborationp. 56
Human Resourcesp. 56
Library Instruction Tutor Coordinator Responsibilitiesp. 56
Tutor Duties and Responsibilitiesp. 57
Recruiting and Hiring Library Instruction Tutorsp. 58
Goals, Considerations, and Evaluation of a Pilot Projectp. 60
Core Goals of the Pilot Projectp. 60
Considerations for a Pilot Projectp. 61
Evaluation of the Pilot Projectp. 62
Chapter 5 Conceptual Curriculum for Library Instruction Tutor Programp. 65
History of Accessing Informationp. 66
Cave Walls to Personal Computersp. 66
Gatekeepers to Gatewaysp. 67
Organization of Informationp. 68
Research Strategiesp. 69
Current Topic Research Strategiesp. 69
Factual Research Strategyp. 70
Traditional Research Strategiesp. 70
Components of Electronic Searchingp. 71
Database Structurep. 71
Vocabularyp. 72
Boolean Logicp. 73
Evaluation of Informationp. 74
Accuracy of Informationp. 75
Authority of Informationp. 75
Objectivity of Informationp. 75
Currency of Informationp. 75
Coverage of Informationp. 75
Referencesp. 76
Additional Readingsp. 76
Chapter 6 Library Instruction Tutor Training Program: Applicationsp. 77
Session 1 Introduction to Campus Librariesp. 79
Outline Guide for a Tour of an Undergraduate Libraryp. 79
Objectivesp. 79
Activitiesp. 82
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 82
Session 2 Windows 95 Applications, Internet Browsers, and Computer Accountsp. 83
Outline Guide for Windows 95, Netscape, and Computer Accountsp. 83
Objectivesp. 83
Activitiesp. 85
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 85
Session 3 Information Cycle and Research Instructionp. 86
Outline Guide for Search Instructionp. 86
Objectivesp. 86
Activitiesp. 88
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 88
Session 4 Introduction to the Library Catalogp. 89
Outline Guide for the Library Catalogp. 89
Objectivesp. 89
Activitiesp. 90
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 90
Session 5 Introduction to EBSCOhost Academic Search FullTEXT Elitep. 91
Outline Guide to EBSCOhost Academic Search FullTEXT Elitep. 91
Objectivesp. 91
Activitiesp. 92
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 92
Session 6 Introduction to FirstSearchp. 93
Outline Guide to FirstSearchp. 93
Objectivesp. 93
Activitiesp. 94
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 94
Session 7 Introduction to the World Wide Webp. 95
Outline Guide for the World Wide Webp. 95
Objectivesp. 95
Activitiesp. 96
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 96
Session 8 Evaluation of Informationp. 97
Outline Guide: Introduction to the Evaluation of Information and Scholarly and Popular Literaturep. 97
Objectivesp. 97
Activitiesp. 99
Rainbow Book Readingsp. 99
Chapter 7 University of New Mexico General Library Experiencep. 101
Program Structurep. 101
Planningp. 102
Needs Assessmentp. 102
Student Input Surveyp. 103
Curriculum Input Surveyp. 103
Implementation of the Pilot Programp. 104
Human Resourcesp. 105
Recruiting and Hiring Library Instruction Tutorsp. 105
Center for Academic Program Support Training Responsibilitiesp. 106
Library Instruction Tutor Coordinator Training Responsibilitiesp. 107
Tutor Duties and Responsibilitiesp. 108
Operational Needsp. 109
Work Space and Materialsp. 109
Publicityp. 110
Evaluation of the Pilot Project and Future Plansp. 111
Library Instruction User Surveyp. 111
Tutees' Evaluations of Library Instruction Tutorsp. 111
Library Instruction Tutors' Evaluation of the Programp. 112
Future Plans for the Library Instruction Tutoring Programp. 113
Chapter 8 Library Instruction Tutoring In K-12 Settingsp. 115
Tutoring in Middle and Secondary School Settingsp. 116
Tutoring in Elementary School Settingsp. 118
Reading and Writing Literacyp. 118
Computer Literacyp. 120
Information Literacy Skills for K-12p. 121
Proposed Models of Library Instruction Tutoring Programsp. 123
Curriculum/Course-Integrated Tutoring Modelp. 124
Library-Centered Tutoring Modelp. 125
General Program Development Guidelinesp. 126
Considerations for Establishing a Programp. 127
Planningp. 128
Trainingp. 128
Evaluationp. 129
Checklist for Establishing a Library Instruction Tutoring Programp. 130
Referencesp. 131
Additional Readingsp. 132
Appendix A The College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Training Certification Programp. 135
Appendix B UNM Library Instruction Tutor Program Documentsp. 171
Appendix C UNM Library Instruction Tutor Program Training Agenda and Exercisesp. 189
Indexp. 207