Engaging Students Through Campus Libraries

As the fall semester approaches, how can academic libraries support and engage with students—virtually or not?

Engaging Students Through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models

ed. by Gayle Schaub and Hazel McClure Libraries Unlimited, 2020
170p bibl index, 9781440868689 $65.00, 9781440868696

Engaging Students Through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models book cover

During the disruption caused by the worldwide pandemic in 2020 and beyond, colleges and universities all over the US have gone searching for methodologies to create a vibrant learning environment. Suddenly thrust into a mostly online environment, library instructors have been challenged to create engaging content while maintaining a high level of intellectual rigor. The nine essays in this volume provide specific examples of library learning designed to engage students. All essays take as foundation the 11 principles of the Association of American Colleges and Universities relating to high-impact practices. Essays demonstrate forms of active learning designed for creating a meaningful, authentic student experience. These represent a wide range of different approaches, including use of open access resources and Wikipedia, first-year seminars, collaborative assignments, internships, and active engagement with the community. These well-written and well-researched papers provide a solid roadmap for librarians seeking to create new initiatives in their own libraries.

Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals.
K. Bridges, Idaho State University
Subject: Reference – Library & Information Sciences
Choice Issue: Aug 2021

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