New Ways of "Learning the Library" -- and Beyond:
Papers and Session Materials Presented at the 23rd National LOEX
Library Orientation Series, No. 27
In the past, LOEX conferences have addressed many instructional
issues, from marketing library instruction to cooperation with
faculty and teaching critical evaluation.
This new publication
returns to the basics of library instruction as they relate to the
new challenges of the profession. These basics are teaching,
learning, and what programs really work.
New Ways of "Learning the Library" -- and Beyond is the
27th title in the Library Orientation Series by Pierian Press. The
title contains the proceedings from the 23rd National LOEX Library
Instruction Conference, addressing methods of teaching and learning
and the ways in which library instruction has expanded since the
1982 publication of Learning the Library.
The two main papers in this volume depart from the LOEX practice
in that the authors are from beyond the traditional library walls.
- Maryellen Weimer, a researcher and expert on teaching in
higher education, addresses the challenges of college teaching and
reminds us of the work that needs to be done to meet those
- Claire Weinstein, an educational psychologist whose main
interest is in the skills needed to be expert learners, describes
how learning occurs and how librarians can encourage it in their
The third main article, by two long-time practitioners of
library instruction, provides a "Meta=Learning" workshop, which
explores the total learning experience.
New Ways of "Learning the Library" -- and Beyond also
contains 20 presentations and poster sessions on teaching and
learning, ranging from the design of an information kiosk to
planning and funding an electronic classroom.
The volume also includes the annual library instruction and
information bibliography by Hannelore B. Rader and the roster of
conference participants. E-mail addresses are provided where
- Library Orientation Series, No. 27
- ISBN 0-87650-347-4
- 8 1/2 x 11, 240p, paper, 1996, $40.00