• E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices

    by  • March 5, 2013 • Writing • 1 Comment

    The latest book with content by yours truly has been published. Along with my wonderful co-worker Christa Burns we contributed a chapter about the weekly NCompass Live show and just what it takes to pull it off. It has been made available in both paperback and eBook editions.

    E-Learning in Libraries: Best Practices
    Edited by Charles Harmon and Michael Messina
    Series: Best Practices in Library Services
    Published by Scarecrow Press

    Description:
    If libraries are to remain centers for lifelong learning, then that learning must increasingly be e-learning. But, where can librarians turn for the best ideas and inspiration on how to implement e-learning programs? This book features nine exemplary programs set in all types of libraries. You’ll find proven, successful ways of introducing online credit-based information literacy instruction, innovative methods for teaching critical thinking skills online, ways of using open source software in interactive learning, step-by-step guidance for instructional screencasting, ways to work with faculty on e-learning solutions through streaming video, and how a school library used e-learning to teach about the Holocaust.
    These stellar models offer solutions and feature the aspects you and your staff need because they recognize the problems you face. There’s plenty here for all libraries to grab on to and implement to move learning from inside the library to where your users live and work.

    Table of Contents:

    • Introduction by Linda W. Braun, Consultant, Librarians & Educators Online (LEO)
    • “Introducing Online Credit-Based Instruction for Undergraduates” by Lauren Pressley, Wake Forest University Library, Winston-Salem, NC
    • “NCompass Live: Educating Nebraska’s Librarians Online” by Christa Burns and Michael P. Sauers, The Nebraska Library Commission
    • “Digital Reference that supports E-Learning at the University of California” by Teal Smith and Donald Barclay, University of California, Kolligian Library, Merced
    • “The Critical Thinking Skills Initiative: An Information Literacy E-Learning Collaboration” by Barbara Carrel, Jane Devine, Ann Matsuuchi, and Steven Ovadia, City University of New York Libraries
    • “Cutting to the Quick: Library Instruction in the Age of Happy Distraction” by Lura Sanborn, St. Paul’s School Library, Concord, NH
    • “Developing and Sharing an Open Source Software Tool that Supports Online, Interactive Learning” by Leslie Sult, The University of Arizona University Libraries, Tucson
    • “Screencasting for Instruction & Reference” by Greg Notess, Montana State University Library, Bozeman
    • “Promoting Faculty Adoption of E-Learning Solutions and Library Services through Streaming Videos” by Coleen Meyers Martin and Lynn D. Lampert, California State University Library, Northridge
    • “E-Learning and Holocaust Education in a School Library” by Margaret Lincoln, Lakeview Schools District, Battle Creek, MI

    About

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

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