The Learning Outcomes of Mentoring Library Science Students in Virtual World Reference: A Case Study

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Geraldine Purpur, Distance Learning Librarian (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This article reports on the cognitive and affective development of students being mentored in virtual reference interview skills by professional librarians. The authors present a case study which examines the impact on student learning resulting from librarian mentor participation and collaboration with students on a course assignment. This study explores student reflections on the role of librarian mentoring in relation to perception and effectiveness, learning, confidence gained, and value of professional assessment.

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Purpur, G., & Morris, J. L. (2015). The Learning outcomes of mentoring library science students in virtual world reference: a case study. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(3), 192-203. Version of record available from Taylor & Francis at doi:10.1080/1533290X.2015.1044690
Language: English
Date: 2015
Qualitative analysis, virtual reference, 3D virtual learning environment, librarian education, mentoring, reference interview

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