This provocative new book will help you design and implement the most effective library user education possible--one that builds on basic library use skills through a progressively sophisticated program that is fully integrated into course curriculum at all levels, from the freshman year to graduation and beyond. By exploring major issues underlying the integration of library use skills and research methodologies into the general education curriculum, contributors raise important questions, offer creative ideas, and provide insight into the many improvements made in library instruction in the past few years. Following an introduction by Patricia Breivik, a recognized national authority on libraries and general education, contributors representing two- and four-year institutions and research universities discuss such issues as the relationship between high school and college programs, research skills instruction in a remote access environment, the use of microcomputers and end user searching programs to promote critical thinking, and the improved relationship between librarians and faculty. In addition to articles on library instruction geared towards question analysis, information generation by field, structure of published knowledge and dissemination of a discipline’s literature, chapters identify cooperative efforts needed among school, public, special, academic libraries and other information agencies, computer center personnel, and online database vendors. Bibliographic instruction librarians who are active participants in planning and administering library user education programs will find this volume to be essential for building and developing stronger, more integrated programs.

chapter |3 pages


ByMaureen Pastine, Bill Katz

part Part I|30 pages


chapter |12 pages

Politics for Closing the Gap

ByPatricia Senn Breivik

chapter |10 pages

Structures of Bibliographic Instruction Programs: A Continuum for Planning

ByLori Arp, Lizabeth A. Wilson

part Part II|22 pages

Bridging the Gap Between High School and College

chapter |22 pages

Library Use Skills for College-Bound High School Students: A Survey

ByMary M. Nofsinger

part Part III|17 pages

Library Skills in a Community College

part Part V|27 pages

Library Use Skills for Off-Campus PROGRAMS

chapter |12 pages

Andragogy Off-Campus: The Library's Role

ByLori M. Keenan

chapter |15 pages

The BI Librarian's New Constituency: Adult Independent Learners

ByJacquelyn Coughlan

part Part VI|58 pages

Library Use Skills: Issues Related to Microcomputers and End-User Online Searching

chapter |12 pages

Knowledge-Based Instruction for Lifelong Learning

ByJudith M. Pask, Dana E. Smith

chapter |10 pages

Microcomputers and Bibliographic Instruction

ByBetsy Baker, Susan Swords Steffen

part Part VII|96 pages

Other Considerations for Integration of Library Use Skills

chapter |12 pages

Bibliographic Instruction and Critical Inquiry in the Undergraduate Curriculum

ByBarbara MacAdam, Barbara Kemp

chapter |11 pages

Impact and Implications of a Library-Use Integrated Education Program

ByAfton McGrath Miner

chapter |19 pages

Term Paper Counseling: The Library's Tutorial

ByLizabeth A. Wilson, Joyce C. Wright

chapter |13 pages

Alternatives to the Term Paper: An Aid to Critical Thinking

ByCraig Gibson

part Part VIII|6 pages

The Past and the Future

chapter |6 pages


ByMaureen Pastine, Bill Katz