NEW August Books!
Library Signage and Wayfinding Design by
This book connects wayfinding and signage with user experience (UX) design principles to assist libraries in creating positive, welcoming signage that communicates effectively and efficiently. Take a more user-centered approach to crafting library signage with this handy guide. Well-designed signage is clear, direct, and reduces confusion and frustration among library users and library workers alike--and also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), bolstering accessibility. Using the principles and examples laid out by Polger, you'll learn how to spot the telltale features of poor design, from signage that's wordy, passive aggressive, too small, unfriendly or threatening, to wayfinding that uses inconsistent terminology or different color schemes or typefaces; why taking a UX (user experience) approach can help make the library a welcoming space; core UX criteria for effective wayfinding design, such as the specific design zones of a sign, appropriate typefaces, color schemata, text to image ratio, text and image sizes, contrast, and viewing distance; about important considerations like placement and touchpoints; best practices for using ADA compliance guidelines when performing a library signage audit; special approaches for digital signage; and techniques that signage designers can use when studying library users to better understand their perceptions, feelings, and attitudes regarding signage and wayfinding.
Call Number: Z 679.57 .P65 2022 - Orchard Ridge
Publication Date: 2021-10-01
Practical Academic Library Instruction: Learner-Centered Techniques by
When you stand alone in front of the class, being in command of your content is only the first step. Knowing how to engage students' participation in ways that foster "ownership" ensures that learning is both active and lasting. In this guide, Oehrli shares tried and tested techniques honed from 20 years of practice in both traditional and nontraditional settings. Drawing from educational research, she applies these techniques to the learner-centered teaching of information literacy topics. In this book, which is organized for quick access to techniques at your point of need, you will learn how to use guiding principles to shape your personal philosophy of teaching; ways to address the uneven power dynamics of a classroom; 5 basic questions to guide your preparation for a class; pointers for communicating with students in the language of the ACRL Framework; simple and subtle ways to build rapport with students; real-world applications of education research concepts such as Keller's ARCS theory of motivation; metacognitive techniques that foster student ownership of learning; other tips for asking good discussion questions and how to use the think/pair/share method to encourage discussion; techniques for defusing distraction in the classroom through proximity, pivoting, and pausing; and interactive methods to uncover students' prior knowledge in research.
Call Number: Z 711.25 .C65 O34 2022 - Highland Lakes
Publication Date: 2022-03-21
MORE NEW August Books!
Once upon a Time in the Academic Library by
It could be argued that to tell stories is to be human. Storytelling evolved alongside us to provide entertainment via literature, plays, and visual arts. It helps shape society through parables, moral tales, and religion. Storytelling plays a role in business, law, medicine, and education in modern society. Academic librarians can apply storytelling in the same way that teachers, entertainers, lawyers, and businesspeople have done for centuries, as education within information literacy instruction and as communication in the areas of reference, outreach, management, assessment, and more. Once Upon a Time in the Academic Library explores applications of storytelling across academic librarianship in three sections: The Information Literacy Classroom The Stacks Physical and Virtual Library Spaces A thorough introduction discusses the historical and theoretical roots of storytelling, as well as the mechanics and social justice applications. Chapter authors demonstrate using storytelling to share diverse viewpoints that connect with their users, and each chapter contains practical examples of how storytelling can be used within the library and cultural considerations for the audience. The first section focuses on storytelling as a pedagogical tool; the others include examples of how storytelling has been used as a communication method in sharing and developing collections, at service points, and in online spaces. Once Upon a Time in the Academic Library can provide ideas and inspiration for incorporating storytelling into your teaching and communication, and inspire you to invent new ways of using it in your work.
Call Number: Z 718.3 .O52 2022 - Auburn Hills
Publication Date: 2022-02-21
Foundations of Information Literacy by
It's not hyperbole to conclude that in today's world, information literacy is essential for survival and success; and also that, if left unchecked, the social consequences of widespread misinformation and information illiteracy will only continue to grow more dire. Thus its study must be at the core of every education. But while many books have been written on information literacy, this text is the first to examine information literacy from a cross-national, cross-cultural, and cross-institutional perspective. From this book, readers will learn about information literacy in a wide variety of contexts, including academic and school libraries, public libraries, special libraries, and archives, through research and literature that has previously been siloed in specialized publications; come to understand why information literacy is not just an issue of information and technology, but also a broader community and societal issue; get an historical overview of advertising, propaganda, disinformation, misinformation, and illiteracy; gain knowledge of both applied strategies for working with individuals and for addressing the issues in community contexts; find methods for combating urgent societal ills caused and exacerbated by misinformation; and get tools and techniques for advocacy, activism, and self-reflection throughout one's career.
Call Number: ZA 3088 .T39 2022 - Orchard Ridge
Publication Date: 2021-11-15