Philosophy and practice


Library instruction design is guided by educational philosophy and instructional design principles. Library instruction programs are created for various purposes. Common goals, content to teach, and a variety of teaching forms are outlined. The importance of preparation and assessment is discussed.

Key words

educational philosophy; design principles; purposes; goals; lifelong learning; information resources survey; outcomes; assessment

Educational philosophy

The philosophy of library instruction is a reflection of several things, including the mission and vision of the institution in general, and the mission and vision of the library in particular.

Perhaps one of the most popular teaching philosophies in library ...

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