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Humor and information literacy : practical techniques for library instruction /

by Vossler, Joshua J; Sheidlower, Scott.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011Description: xxiii, 145 pages ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781598845327; 1598845322; 9781598845334; 1598845330.Subject(s): Information literacy -- Study and teaching (Higher) | Library orientation for college students | Wit and humor in education
Contents:
Introduction -- Part I. 1. Information literacy instruction and humor -- 2. Education and humor -- 3. Psychology and humor -- 4. Stand-up comedy and information literacy instruction -- Part II. 5. Ad-libbing and spontaneous humor -- 6. Connecting with students -- 7. Evaluating sources -- 8. Searching with humor -- 9. Using jokes -- 10. Webliography.
Summary: How can humor be applied by academic librarians to better teach information literacy? And why is humor such an effective teaching tool? This book provides the answers. List(s) this item appears in: Anatolia Libraries Staff Development
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.

Introduction -- Part I. 1. Information literacy instruction and humor -- 2. Education and humor -- 3. Psychology and humor -- 4. Stand-up comedy and information literacy instruction -- Part II. 5. Ad-libbing and spontaneous humor -- 6. Connecting with students -- 7. Evaluating sources -- 8. Searching with humor -- 9. Using jokes -- 10. Webliography.

How can humor be applied by academic librarians to better teach information literacy? And why is humor such an effective teaching tool? This book provides the answers.

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