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Information Access & Usage for Library Programs - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers information access and usage specifically for library programs. You'll review the importance of open and equitable access to library services and how to ensure this access. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Effectively teach digital citizenship and responsible use of technology
- Teach research skills using proven strategies
- Prevent and address plagiarism in the classroom
- Create helpful library bulletin boards
These learning tools have been created by professional instructors to make your study experience helpful and interesting. All of our lessons and quizzes are accessible on your mobile phone, tablet or computer any time of day. Our instructors are available to offer their assistance if you struggle with any of the topics as you work through the chapter.
1. Equitable & Open Access for Library Services
Libraries today are tasked with providing visitors equitable and open access to library materials. This lesson will discuss equitable and open access and provide suggestions for promoting both as part of a library program.
2. Digital Citizenship: Teaching Responsible Use of Technology
Students become digital citizens at a very young age as they learn to use more digital devices. This lesson provides you with tips and strategies for helping your students become responsible digital citizens.
3. Strategies for Teaching Research Skills
In this lesson, we'll explain the importance of research. You'll learn three popular research methods and how to validate information. We'll also explain how to minimize plagiarism and show students how to organize and synthesize information.
4. Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will define plagiarism, discuss common reasons for students plagiarizing or being tempted to plagiarizing, writing problems that may lead to plagiarism, and tips for teachers to minimize plagiarism in the classroom.
5. Library Bulletin Board Ideas
The library can be a challenging space to decorate, since it is used by students of all ages. This lesson gives you some ideas of how you can make your bulletin boards look beautiful and also have meaning for a variety of visitors.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Library Media (048): Practice & Study Guide course
- Roles of the Library Media Specialist
- Learning & Human Growth Theories for Educators
- Collaboration & Instructional Strategies for Michigan Librarians
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Children's & Young Adult Literature
- Diversity in Literature for Library Programs
- Integration of Technology for Teachers
- Assessment & Data for Library Media Specialists
- Library Program Administration & Professionalism
- MTTC Library Media Flashcards