2006

McLean, Evadne and Stephen H. Dew. “Providing Library Instruction to Distance Learning Students in the 21st Century: Meeting the Current and Changing Needs of a Diverse Community.” In The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Savannah, Georgia, April 26-28, 2006, edited by Julie A Garrison. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, 2006, 315-337. Reprinted in Journal of Library Administration 45, no. 3/4 (2006): 315-37.

This article compares and contrasts the experiences of the University of the West Indies and the University of Iowa in providing information literacy services to distance learners studying online and at branch campuses. The authors focus on the use of face-to-face instruction, web tutorials, interactive video, course management systems, and the integration of active learning methodologies into library instruction. This article will be helpful to those at large universities with several campuses.  S. Clark

Reiten, Beth A. and Jack Fritts. “Distance Learning Librarianship Research Over Time: Changes and the Core Literature.” In The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Savannah, Georgia, April 26-28, 2006, edited by Julie A Garrison. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, 2006, 397-410. Reprinted in Journal of Library Administration 45, no. 3/4 (2006): 397-410.
The authors of this article performed an analysis of the conference proceedings for each of the eleven Off-Campus Library services conferences from 1982 to 2004. The article identifies longitudinal shifts of emphasis among key research areas, and paper citations are analyzed in an effort to identify regularly-cited works that comprise the field’s core literature. This article is particularly recommended to new researchers in the field of distance education librarianship who are interested in an introduction to key subject areas and seminal articles.  S. Clark

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