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New book co-authored by RU Libraries' access services supervisor

cover of Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals

Librarians and libraries administrators who face the challenge of preparing an engaging Libraries instruction class, training session, or a presentation about their institution now have a helpful new resource to draw on - a practical how to guide that covers a variety of issues in group educational/informational encounters.

"Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals," published in April by Chandos Publishing (a division of Woodhead Publishing Limited), distills decades of experience by the two coauthors. Jeff Teichmann is the access services supervisor at Alexander Library and has worked in the Rutgers University Libraries for 25 years. Nicole Cooke is a faculty member of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was formerly a reference and instruction librarian at Montclair State University. Cooke received her PhD. in Library Science at Rutgers' School of Communication and Information this spring.

"Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals" offers useful tips on how library professionals with little or no prior experience can design and implement classes, training workshops, and presentations to outside groups. The book includes information on how to meaningfully incorporate technology in presentations and reliable measures presenters can use to assess the impact of educational encounters.

For more information on the book, and to order a copy, please see the publisher's online catalog page for "Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals."

Posted May 2, 2012