The New Face of Library Instruction Is the Interface

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anthony Holderied, Instructional Services/Reference Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: It is no longer of utmost importance for library patrons to be physically oriented to the library in the traditional sense when using a library as an information outlet. Instead, patrons have an increasing need for knowing how to access an overwhelming amount of information, not by looking at shelves, bound volumes, or indexes, but by navigating their way through collections in the electronic environment. This article discusses ways to transform bibliographic instruction in academic libraries from an emphasis on the physical collection to teaching the utilization of electronic information resources. The author outlines an example of how to orient freshman students to the electronic resources used for finding information, while incorporating information literacy skills.

Additional Information

Publication
ASSOCIATES: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Libraries, Bibliographic Instruction, Information Literacy, Freshmen, Orientation