Information Seeking

User services often incorporate library instruction to address information seeking research when dealing with either complex problems or  collections with both frequent and infrequent  visiting patrons.  This includes not only academic research, but can also extend to approaches for digital resources in corporations and government, museums, special archives or interests such as genealogy.  Instructional programs can range from orientation tours, book talks, bibliographic resources, information organization, information literacy and research process, database  instruction and more.   The following are useful models that aid design and production of curriculum. 

Kuhlthau’s information search process http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~kuhlthau/index.html

Eisenberg and Berkowitz’s Big6 stages of seeking or applying information to solve a problem
http://www.big6.com/what-is-the-big6/

Bloom’s Taxonomy that help to develop different types of learning
http://www.edselect.com/blooms.htm

Lorenzen provides a historical overview of library instruction in the U.S. at http://www.libraryinstruction.com/lihistory.html

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