Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy offers expert guidance on planning and implementing information literacy instruction programs in a wide range of instructional situations and theoretical frameworks. The result is an exploration of various structures for engaging music students as reflective and engaged participants in today’s complex information environments. This rich time of change brings renewed interest in information literacy instruction and developing new skill sets for the shifting paradigms in librarianship, as recent educational reform movement shifts information literacy away from competency standards to a more complex set of core concepts associated with metaliteracy and cognition. This transformed world requires library environments to be inclusive with the resultingcultural evolution prompting a re-examination of how best to serve a population that represents diversity of all kinds: sexual, political, disabilities, national origin, socioeconomic, religion, linguistic, body size, age, and other dimensions. As music and performing arts librarians revisit information literacy instruction, this essential book serves as a guide to creating and maintaining quality instruction programs. Music Information Literacy includes a bibliography of a critical articles, books, association documents, and government data on information literacy in academic library instruction, intended to supplement the chapters on instructional theories and techniques, instructional modes, and building relationships and collaborations presented in this book.
The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are ten regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level. The MLA is the U.S. Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres.
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