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Instruction in Chinese academic libraries

Zhengjun Wang

Abstract:

This chapter focuses on library use and information literacy instruction in Chinese academic libraries. It emphasizes the part academic libraries and academic librarians in China have to play in information literacy given the current information explosion in the country, and the disparities to be found in user information literacy levels. Theory, methods, and content of instruction are covered, including traditional seminar and lectures, library use guides, and embedding instruction throughout the curriculum and within the online environment. The chapter ends with an examination of trends, anticipated futures, and recommendations for information literacy education in Chinese ...

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