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Technology and Innovation in Library Instruction Management: Beth S. Woodard, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

ByBeth S. Woodard Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

The challenge facing librarians in the new millennium is not that new educational technologies are being created, nor that the tools used to access information are constantly changing in nature and scope, nor that enhanced understandings of how people learn has caused us to change the way we teach. The challenge is that all three areas are converging at once: the ensuing impact has made many of us reel as we attempt to manage the resulting changes in our instruction programs. While one can say that this convergence was predictable and that many good instruction programs already have been adapted, instruction librarians continue to struggle with these issues and feel an urgent need to adopt new educational technologies for instructing our users as quickly as possible.