Humor and Information Literacy

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Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction

by Joshua Vossler (Author),‎ Scott Sheidlower (Author)

Learn how to successfully employ practical techniques that infuse information literacy instruction with humor.

  • Dozens of practical examples of teaching information literacy using humor
  • Contributions from more than 30 professional academic librarians who share their methods of teaching information literacy using humor
  • A multidisciplinary bibliography reflecting humor in the fields of communication theory, education, library science, performance theory, and psychology
  • A webliography of funny YouTube clips relevant to libraries and information literacy

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Joshua Vossler is information literacy and reference librarian at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC.

Scott Sheidlower is assistant professor in the library at The City University of New York, York College.

Product details

  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598845322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598845327
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,511,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Finally, Practical IL Instruction Advice

December 9, 2012

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Most books about information literacy instruction focus too much on theory. This is a more practical approach from an author who knows a lot about humor. I met the author at a conference and was impressed. The instructional videos that he created for Coastal Carolina University (which you can see on their website) are some of the best I’ve seen. I haven’t read very far in the book yet, but so far I’ve gotten a lot of great information. You get your money’s worth in the first ten pages, and everything after that is free! This book is great for your library’s professional collection, and is worth buying for your personal collection. Summing up: ESSENTIAL!

Disclaimer: I contributed a piece to this title

January 29, 2012

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I truly enjoyed reading this info lit title. Josh is a funny guy with an appreciation of comedy & the role it plays in keeping students engaged & alert for information literacy sessions. I highly recommend this book to librarians and other instructors.

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