Online Library For College Students
E-books in Academic Libraries
by Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
- Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities
- Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions
- Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books
Understanding the Digital Generation
by Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, Lee Crockett
An innovative look at reshaping the educational experiences of 21st-century learners!
Inspiring thoughtful discussion that leads to change, this reader-friendly resource examines how the new digital landscape is transforming teaching and learning in an environment of standards, accountability, and high-stakes testing and why informed leadership is so critical. The authors present powerful strategies and compelling viewpoints, underscore the necessity of developing relevant classroom experiences, and discuss:
- Attributes common among digital learners
- The concepts of neuroplasticity and the hyperlinked mind
- An educational approach that supports traditional literacy skills alongside 21st-century fluencies
- Evaluation methods that encompass how digital generation students process new information
Planning Academic Library Orientations
by Kylie Bailin, Benjamin Jahre, Sarah Morris
Colleges and universities throughout the world plan library orientations for first years or specific audiences such as transfer or international students. These events can vary greatly in shape and form depending on the size, resources and staff of the institution, orientation schedule, and whether it is mandatory for students. Some institutions plan day-long events, elaborate games, or scavenger hunts; some offer drop in sessions or library tours; others offer an online orientation. Planning Academic Library Orientations gathers case studies from around the world covering a wide variety of approaches as a guide to those revamping or creating new library orientations.
Chapters are organized into the following thematic sections: Games; Marketing & Promotion; Partnerships; Targeting Specific Audiences; Technology; and Tours, and are cross-referenced if they touch on additional themes. Each chapter includes institutional information so readers can decide which type of orientation is appropriate for their own institution and see what resources are required.
- Gives guidance on best practices for academic library orientations
- Gathers examples from around the world to provide international perspective
- Empowers librarians to take aim at the anxiety felt by new and first year students
- Presents effective ways of introducing students to what a college/university library is, what it contains, and where to find information, while also showing how helpful librarians can be
Effective Human Relations: Interpersonal And Organizational Applications
by Barry Reece, Monique Reece
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Being Fluent with Information Technology
by National Research Council, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Information Technology Literacy
Computers, communications, digital information, softwareâ€”the constituents of the information ageâ€”are everywhere. Being computer literate, that is technically competent in two or three of todayâ€™s software applications, is not enough anymore. Individuals who want to realize the potential value of information technology (IT) in their everyday lives need to be computer fluentâ€”able to use IT effectively today and to adapt to changes tomorrow.
Being Fluent with Information Technology sets the standard for what everyone should know about IT in order to use it effectively now and in the future. It explores three kinds of knowledgeâ€”intellectual capabilities, foundational concepts, and skillsâ€”that are essential for fluency with IT. The book presents detailed descriptions and examples of current skills and timeless concepts and capabilities, which will be useful to individuals who use IT and to the instructors who teach them.