Thursday, March 25, 2004

Active (Cooperative) Learning in Library Instruction This is a bibliography of articles in the library literature dealing with active learning.

From the bibliography:

Allen, E. (1995). Active learning and teaching: Improving post secondary library instruction. Reference librarian, 51-52, pp. 89-103.

Cameron, L. (1989). Cooperative learning as a teaching strategy for library instruction. LIFLINE, 39 (January), pp. 5, 6.

Cook, K. N., Kunkel, L. R. and Weaver, S. M. (1995). Cooperative learning in bibliographic instruction. Research strategies, 13 (Winter), pp. 17-25.

Dabbour, K. S. (1997). Applying active learning methods for the design of library instruction for a freshmen seminar. College and research libraries, 58 (July), pp. 299-308.

Drueke, J. (1992). Active learning in the university library instruction classroom. Research strategies, 10 (Summer), 105-10.

Gedeon, R. (1997). Enhancing a large lecture with active learning. Research strategies, 15, pp. 301-309.

Laverty, C. (1996). The cooperative jigsaw: A new approach to library learning. In New ways of "learning the library" and beyond, ed. by L. Shirato. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press, pp. 113-23.

Lorenzen, M. (1995). Remember the gin and tonic! Using alcohol to teach boolean searching. Library instruction roundtable news, 17(4), pp. 10.

Lorenzen, M. (2001). Active learning and library instruction. Illinois libraries, 83(2), pp. 19-24.

Full bibliography at

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